Meribra Seth

 Dynasty XIII


Reign of Meribra Seth
Ryholt1749

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Birth name
Birth name of Meribra Seth: Mer ib Ra
Mer ib Ra
mr-ib-rꜤ
The one whom the mind of Ra has loved
ra-mr-ib
Cairo Museum lintel JE 44944
Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period (1997) , 285
Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Meribra Seth: [Mer] ib [Ra] Seth
[Mer] ib [Ra] Seth
[mr]-ib-[rꜤ] stḥ
ib-1-G7-C7-G7
Royal Canon of Turin 7.23
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VI:23
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 94-95, 20:T+E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 94–95
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 66–67

 

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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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