Merkheperra

Also known as: Merkheperre Dynasty XIII


Reign of Merkheperra
Not available or unknown

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Merkheperra: Mer kheper Ra
Mer kheper Ra
mr-ḫpr-rꜤ
The beloved one of the manifestation of Ra
ra-U7:r-xpr
Royal Canon of Turin 8.17
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VII:22
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 100-101, 46:T2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Merkheperra: Mery kheper Ra
Mery kheper Ra
mri-ḫpr-rꜤ
The beloved one of the manifestation of Ra
ra-xpr-U7
Scarab seal in British Museum, EA 42204
Hall, Catalogue of Egyptian scarabs, etc., in the British Museum, 21 ( no. 200)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 100-101, 46:T1

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 100–101
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 214
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 48
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 70

 

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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.

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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