Mentuemsaf

Also known as: Djedankhre Dynasty XVI


Reign of Mentuemsaf
Not available or unknown

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Mentuemsaf: Djed ankh Ra
Djed ankh Ra
ḏd-Ꜥnḫ-rꜤ
The firm one belonging to the life of Ra
ra-Dd-anx
Daressy, Notes et remarques, RecTrav 20 (1898): 72
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 102-103, b:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Mentuemsaf: Djed ankh Ra
Djed ankh Ra
ḏd-Ꜥnḫ-rꜤ
The firm one belonging to the life of Ra
ra-Dd-Dd-anx
Newberry, Scarabs, plate X (25-26)
Petrie, Scarabs and Cylinders with Names, plate XI 11 E, (UC11225)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 102-103, b:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Mentuemsaf: Montu em saf
Montu em saf
mnṯw-m-sꜢ.f
Montu is his protection
mn:n:T-w-m-V16:f
Daressy, Notes et remarques, RecTrav 20 (1898): 72
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 102-103, b:E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 102–103
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 53
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 86

 

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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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