Mentuhotep VI

Also known as: Merankhre Dynasty XVI


Reign of Mentuhotep VI
Not available or unknown

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Mentuhotep VI: Mer ankh Ra
Mer ankh Ra
mri-Ꜥnḫ-rꜤ
ra:U7-anx
Statue of Mentuhotep VI (Cairo Museum, CG 42021, JE 37418)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 102-103, d:T
Birth name
Birth name of Mentuhotep VI: Mentuhotep
Mentuhotep
mnṯw-ḥtp
mn:n:T-w-Htp
Statue of Mentuhotep VI (Cairo Museum, CG 42021, JE 37418)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 102-103, d:E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 102–103
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 232–233
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 247
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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