Intef VII

Also known as: Sekhemra Heruhirmaat Intef Dynasty XVII

Ruled Upper Egypt from Thebes during the late Second Intermediate Period. The short reign suggests that he met a violent end, perhaps even the final spark that started the war with the Fifteenth Dynasty.

Reign of Intef VII


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name variant
Throne name of Intef VII: Sekhem Ra heru hir maat
Sekhem Ra heru hir maat
sḫm-rꜤ hrw-ḥr-mꜢꜤt
The powerful one of Ra, who is pleased with Maat
Rishi coffin of the king (Louvre E 3020)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 12:T
Birth name variant
Birth name of Intef VII: Intef
Rishi coffin of the king (Louvre E 3020)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 12:E


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), 153–155
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 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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