Neferkara Pepiseneb

Also known as: Neferkare Pepiseneb Dynasty VIII

Neferkara Pepiseneb is found on the Abydos king list number 51, while the Turin papyrus 5.8 has Neferka[ra] khered seneb. Pepi was likely deliberately replaced by khered, "the child", perhaps in an attempt to establish a link to the long reign of Pepi II and the fact that he (too?) was a child when he became king.

Reign of Neferkara Pepiseneb
Not available or unknown


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Neferkara Pepiseneb: Nefer ka Ra Pepi seneb*
Nefer ka Ra Pepi seneb*
nfr-kꜢ-rꜤ pi-pi-snb
The perfect one of the ka of Ra, Pepi is healthy
Abydos king list 51
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 68-69, 12:T+E
Throne + Birth name variant
Throne + Birth name of Neferkara Pepiseneb: Nefer ka khered seneb
Nefer ka khered seneb
The perfect one of the ka (of Ra), the child is healthy
Royal Canon of Turin 5.8
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), IV:9


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), 268–269
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 189
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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