Mentuhotepi

Also known as: Sankhenre Mentuhotepi, Mentuhotep VII Dynasty XVI


Reign of Mentuhotepi
Ryholt1628–1627
Turin Canon1 year

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Mentuhotepi: Sankh en Ra
Sankh en Ra
sꜤnḫ.n-rꜤ
ra-s-anx-n
Gauthier, Deux sphinx du Moyen Empire originaires d’Edfou, ASAE 31(1931): 2
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 126-127, 5:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Mentuhotepi: Sankh en Ra
Sankh en Ra
s-Ꜥnḫ-n-rꜤ
ra-s-anx-n
Royal Canon of Turin 11.4
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), XI:4
. Ramesside Inscriptions, II, 842:12
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 126-127, 5:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Mentuhotepi: Mentuhotepi
Mentuhotepi
mnṯw-ḥtp-i
mn:n:T-w-i-Htp:p*t
Gauthier, Deux sphinx du Moyen Empire originaires d’Edfou, ASAE 31(1931): 2
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 126-127, 5:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Mentuhotepi: Mentuhotepi
Mentuhotepi
mnṯw-ḥtp-i
mn:n:T-w-Htp:i
Vernus, La stèle du pharaon Mntw-htpi à Karnak, Revue d'Egyptologie 40 (1989): 147
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 126-127, 5:E2

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 126–127
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 233–234
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 84

 

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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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