Neferkamin Anu

 Dynasty VIII

The name Seneferka Anu is found on the Abydos king list number 52, which translates to the odd the one whom a ka has made perfect, Anu. The sign emblem for the god Min, R22 (mn) and O34 (s) are very similar, and a small mistake by a scribe confusing "Min" with "S" is easily understood. Exchanging the signs makes the name Neferkamin Anu, which gives the more fitting translation of the perfect one of the ka of Min, Anu. The corresponding name in the Turin papyrus contains only the name Nefer.

Reign of Neferkamin Anu
Not available or unknown


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Neferkamin Anu: Nefer ka Menu Anu*
Nefer ka Menu Anu*
nfr-kꜢ-mnw Ꜥ-nw
The perfect one of the ka of Min, the beautiful
Abydos king list 52
The reading of O34 (s) can replace R22 (mnw) for the god Min.
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 68-69, 13:T+E
Throne name
Throne name of Neferkamin Anu: Nefer*
The perfect one?
Royal Canon of Turin 5.9
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), IV:10


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 68–69
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 263–264
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 190
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 46


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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

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 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.

Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

Ancient historians

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