Osorkon IV

 Dynasty XXII


Reign of Osorkon IV
740–720

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Osorkon IV: Aa kheperu Ra, setep en Amun
Aa kheperu Ra, setep en Amun
ꜤꜢ-ḫprw-rꜤ stp.n-imn
The great one is a manifestation of Ra, chosen by Amun
ra:aA-xpr-C12-stp:n
Posener, Mélanges Gamal eddin Mokhtar (1985), II, 266
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 200-201, 2:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Osorkon IV: Nisu-bity Aa kheper Ra, setep en Amun
Nisu-bity Aa kheper Ra, setep en Amun
ni-swt-bit ꜤꜢ-ḫpr-rꜤ stp.n-imn
(The Dual King) The great one is a manifestation of Ra, chosen by Amun
N6B-ra:aA-xpr-C12-stp:n
Posener, Mélanges Gamal eddin Mokhtar (1985), II, 264
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 200-201, 2:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Osorkon IV: Userken mery Amun
Userken mery Amun
wsirkn mri-imn
Osorkon, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:U7-wA-Aa18-r:nb:n
Posener, Mélanges Gamal eddin Mokhtar (1985), II, 266
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 200-201, 2:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Osorkon IV: Nisu-bity Userken mery Amun
Nisu-bity Userken mery Amun
ni-swt-bit wsrkn mri-imn
(The Dual King) Osorkon, beloved one of Amun
N6B-i-mn:n:U7-Aa18-wA-r:k:n-i
Posener, Mélanges Gamal eddin Mokhtar (1985), II, 264
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 200-201, 2:E2

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 200–201
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 399
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 152

 

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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.

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