Neferhotep I

Also known as: Khasekhemre Neferhotep Dynasty XIII


Reign of Neferhotep I
AE Chronology1721–1710
Ryholt1742–1731

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Neferhotep I: Gereg tawy
Gereg tawy
grg-tꜢwi
The founder of the Two Lands
U17:N17:N17
Mariette, Abydos, II, plate 28
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 22:H1
Horus name variant
Horus name of Neferhotep I: Gereg tawy
Gereg tawy
grg-tꜢwi
The founder of the Two Lands
g:r-U17:N17:N17
Mariette, Abydos, II, plate 28 (1)
Karnak statues, CK 453, CG 42022
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 22:H2
Nebty name
Nebty name of Neferhotep I: Wep Maat
Wep Maat
wp-mꜢꜤt
The one who has inaugurated Maat
F13:p*Z9-U5:a-t:Y1-H6B
Mariette, Abydos, II, plate 28 (1)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 22:N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Neferhotep I: Men merut
Men merut
mn-mrwt
Enduring of love
mn:n-U7:r-w&t
Mariette, Abydos, II, plate 28 (1)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 22:G
Throne name
Throne name of Neferhotep I: Kha sekhem Ra
Kha sekhem Ra
ḫꜤi-sḫm-rꜤ
The (very) appearance of the power of Ra
ra-xa:a-Y8
Mariette, Abydos, II, plate 28
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 22:T
Throne name variant
Throne name of Neferhotep I: Kha sekhem Ra
Kha sekhem Ra
ḫꜤ-sḫm-rꜤ
The (very) appearance of the power of Ra
ra-xa-sxm
Karnak king list 34
Lepsius, "Über die zwölfte Aegyptische Königsdynastie", APAW, 1852, 425, plate 1
Birth name
Birth name of Neferhotep I: Nefer hotep
Nefer hotep
nfr-ḥtp
The beautiful/perfect one is satisfied
nfr-Htp:t*p
Mariette, Abydos, II, plate 28
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), II, 151h
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 22:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Neferhotep I: Nefer hotep
Nefer hotep
nfr-ḥtp
The beautiful/perfect one is satisfied
nfr-Htp
Petrie, A season in Egypt 1887, plate XV (479)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 22:E2
Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Neferhotep I: Kha sekhem Ra nefer hotep
Kha sekhem Ra nefer hotep
ḫꜤi-sḫm-rꜤ nfr-ḥtp
ra-xa:a-//-sxm-nfr-Htp:t-p
Royal Canon of Turin 7.25
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VI:25
Throne + Birth name variant
Throne + Birth name of Neferhotep I: Kha sekhem Ra nefer hotep
Kha sekhem Ra nefer hotep
ḫꜤ-sḫm-rꜤ nfr-ḥtp
ra:xa-Y8-nfr-Htp:t*p
Sehel island rock inscription
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), II, 151g

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 96–97
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 252–254
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 22–30
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 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.

Kinglists
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