Imyremeshaw

Also known as: Smenkhkare Emramesha Dynasty XIII


Reign of Imyremeshaw
Ryholt1759
Franke1711

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Imyremeshaw: Semenkh ka Ra
Semenkh ka Ra
smnḫ-kꜢ-rꜤ
The one whom the ka of Ra has made potent
ra-s-mn:n-x:mnx-kA
Petrie, Tanis, I, 8–9, pl. III (17 B)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 94-95, 18:T1
Birth name
Birth name of Imyremeshaw: Imy-er mesha
Imy-er mesha
imy-r mšꜤ
The General
m:r-A12:Z2
Petrie, Tanis, I, 8–9, pl. III (17 B)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 94-95, 18:E1
Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Imyremeshaw: [Semenkh] ka Ra, imy-er mesha*
[Semenkh] ka Ra, imy-er mesha*
[smnḫ]-kꜢ-rꜤ imy-r mšꜤ
Semenkhkara, the general
ra-[[-s-mn:n-x:mnx-]]-kA-Z1-G7
Royal Canon of Turin 7.21
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VI:21
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 94-95, 18:T2

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 94–95
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 134–135
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 17–18
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 66

 

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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

Horus
Horus name
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.

Nebty
Nebty name
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Golden Horus
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.

Prenomen
Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Nomen
Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

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