Intef II

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

The name written in the Turin papyrus 6.14 is lost in lacuna, which is the position the name of Intef II would occupy by counting backwards from Mentuhotep II in 6.16. Further confirmation comes from the 49 year reign which is mentioned in 6.14, which fits well the fifty years reign of Intef II. The stela of Tjetji who was an high ranking official during both Intef II and III, solidifies the succession order. The Son of Ra title is always found inside the cartouche of Intef II. None of the Intefs of the eleventh dynasty used the full titulary of the Old Kingdom.

Reign of Intef II
AE Chronology2066–2017
von Beckerath2103–2054
Shaw2112–2063
Dodson2123–2074
Malek2107–2058
Grimal2118–2069
Franke2065–2016
Redford2118–2060
Turin Canon49 (years)

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Intef II: Wah ankh
Wah ankh
wꜢh-Ꜥnḫ
Strong in life
wAH-anx
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §16-20
Stele of King Intef II, (New York Metropolitan Museum, 13.182.3)
Limestone stela of Tjetji (British Museum, EA614)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 76-77, 3:H
Throne name
Throne name of Intef II: Sa Ra, Intef
Sa Ra, Intef
zꜢ-rꜤ-ini-it.f
zA&ra-ini-n:t:f
Limestone stela of Tjetji (British Museum, EA614)
British Museum Hieroglyphic Texts, I, plates 49-50
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 76-77, 3:E4
Birth name variant
Birth name of Intef II: Sa Ra Intef aa
Sa Ra Intef aa
init.f ꜤꜢ
Intef the great, son of Ra
zA&ra-ini-O29v-n:t:f
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §16-20
Stele of King Intef II, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (13.182.3)
Birth name variant
Birth name of Intef II: Sa Ra Intef aa
Sa Ra Intef aa
ini-it.f ꜤꜢ
Intef the great, son of Ra
zA&ra-ini-O29v-t:f
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §16, 11
Birth name variant
Birth name of Intef II: Sa Ra Intef aa
Sa Ra Intef aa
ini-it.f ꜤꜢ
Intef the great, son of Ra
zA&ra-ini-n:t:f-O29v
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §17, 13
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 76-77, 3:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Intef II: Sa Ra Ini aa
Sa Ra Ini aa
ini ꜤꜢ
Ini the great
zA&ra-ini-O29v
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §16, 11
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 76-77, 3:E3

Bibliography


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), 144–147
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 225–227
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
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.

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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