Intef V

Also known as: Sekhemra-Wepmaat Intef Dynasty XVII

Ruled Upper Egypt from Thebes during the late Second Intermediate Period, maintaining peaceful relations with the Fifteenth Dynasty, likely paying tribute to the dynasty in the north. The short reign suggests that he met a violent end.

Reign of Intef V
Ryholt1573–1571

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Intef V: Wepmaat
Wepmaat
wp-mꜢꜤt
He who judges righteously
wp:Z9*p-U4-a:t
Pyramidion, British Museum EA478
Lepsius, Königsbuch der alten Ägypter (1858), II, plate X, 154A
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 11:H
Throne name
Throne name of Intef V: Sekhemra Wepmaat
Sekhemra Wepmaat
sḫm-rꜤ-wp-mꜤꜢt
Mighty like Ra, he who judges righteously
ra-Y8-wp:p*Z9-U4-a:t
Pyramidion, British Museum EA478
Lepsius, Königsbuch der alten Ägypter (1858), II, plate X, 154A
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 11:T1
Birth name
Birth name of Intef V: Intef Aa
Intef Aa
Jni-it=f-ꜤꜢ
His father brought him, the great
ini-n:t:f:aA
Pyramidion, British Museum EA478
Sarcophagus, Louvre E. 3019
Lepsius, Königsbuch der alten Ägypter (1858), II, plate X, 154E
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 11:E1

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 128–129
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 150–151
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 219–221
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 89–90

 

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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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