Also known as: Nerikare Dynasty XIII

An obscure king that probably reigned for a very short time early in the Thirteenth Dynasty.

Reign of Nerikara
Turin Canon(lacuna)


The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name variant
Throne name of Nerikara: Neri ka Ra
Neri ka Ra
The feared one is the (very) ka of Ra
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), II, 150f
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 106-107, r:T


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 106–107
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 278–279
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 96
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 61


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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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