Intef VI

Also known as: Nubkheperra Intef Dynasty XVII

Brother to Intef V, 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.

Reign of Intef VI
Ryholt1571–1566

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Intef VI: Nefer kheperu
Nefer kheperu
nfr-ḫprw
Perfect of manifestations
nfr-xpr:Z2
Small obelisk fragments
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 50a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 1:H1
Horus name variant
Horus name of Intef VI: Nefer kheperu
Nefer kheperu
nfr-ḫprw
Perfect of manifestations
nfr-xpr-w
Petrie, Abydos (1903), II, pls. 55-56
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 1:H2
Horus name variant
Horus name of Intef VI: Nefer kheperu
Nefer kheperu
nfr-ḫprw
Perfect of manifestations
nfr-f:r-xpr-w
Petrie, Koptos (1872), pl. 7 (17-18)
Oxford Ashmolean Museum 894.106
Nebty name
Nebty name of Intef VI: Heru her nesetef
Heru her nesetef
hrw-ḥr-nst.f
Pleased with his throne
h:Hr-r:Z1-g*(t:1):f
Small obelisk fragments
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 50a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 1:N1
Nebty name variant
Nebty name of Intef VI: Heru her neset(ef)
Heru her neset(ef)
hrw-ḥr-nst[.f]
Pleased with his throne
h:r:Y1-D2:Z1-n:F20&&&(t-g)-//
Legrain, Stele d'Antouf, ASAE 3 (1902): 113-114
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 1:N2
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Intef VI: ...neterjeru
...neterjeru
...-nṯrw
...gods
//-nTrw
Legrain, Stele d'Antouf, ASAE 3 (1902): 113-114
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 1:G
Throne name
Throne name of Intef VI: Nub kheper Ra
Nub kheper Ra
nbw-ḫpr-rꜤ
The golden one is the (very) manifestation of Ra
ra-nbw-xpr
Karnak king list 28
Small obelisk fragments
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 50a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 1:T1
Birth name
Birth name of Intef VI: Intef
Intef
ini-it.f
ini-i-n:t:f
Small obelisk fragments
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 50a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 1:E1
Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Intef VI: Nub kheper Ra, sa Ra, Intef
Nub kheper Ra, sa Ra, Intef
nbw-ḫpr-rꜤ-zꜢ-rꜤ-int.f
The golden one is the (very) manifestation of Ra, son of Ra, Intef
ra:nbw:Z2-xpr-zA&ra-W25-i-n:t:f
Petrie, Koptos (1896), pl. 8
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 124-125, 1:T+E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 124–125
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 151–153
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 238–242, 246
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 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.

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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