Intef I

Also known as: Antef I, Anjotef I, Inyotef I Dynasty XI

Intef I was the first pharaoh of the eleventh dynasty to use a Horus name. His name is missing in the Turin papyrus due to a lacuna, but by counting backwards from Mentuhotep II (6.16), his name would have been present in 6.13. None of the Intefs of the eleventh dynasty used the full titulary of the Old Kingdom.

Reign of Intef I
AE Chronology?–2067


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Intef I: Seher tawy
Seher tawy
Maker of peace in the Two Lands
Vandier, "Un nouvel Antef de la XIe dynastie". BIFAO 36, 101-116, pl. XXXVI
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 76-77, 2:H
Birth name
Birth name of Intef I: Intef
The one whom his father has brought forth
Karnak king list 11
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 76-77, 2:E2
Birth name variant
Birth name of Intef I: Sa Ra Intef
Sa Ra Intef
zꜢ-rꜤ ini-it.f
Intef, son of Ra
Vandier, "Un nouvel Antef de la XIe dynastie". BIFAO 36, 101-116, pl. XXXVI
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 76-77, 2:E1


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 76–77
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 143–144
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 204–205
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 53


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The Royal titulary

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

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 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.

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

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

Ancient historians

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