Piye

Also known as: Piankhi, Piankhy, Pije, Pianchy Dynasty XXV


Reign of Piye
AE Chronology753–723
von Beckerath746–713
Shaw747–716
Dodson752–717
Arnold747–716
Grimal747–716
Redford735–712

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Piye: Ka nakht kha em Nepet
Ka nakht kha em Nepet
kꜢ-nḫt ḫꜤi-m-npt
The strong bull who has appeared in Napata
E1:D40-xa:a-m-n:p-mw-O39:O49
Piye stela No. 26 from Gebel Barkal
Reisner, Inscribed Monuments from Gebel Barkal, ZÄS 66 (1931): 90
Horus name variant A
Horus name (variant A) of Piye: Sehotep tawy fy
Sehotep tawy fy
sḥtp-tꜢwi.fi
The one who has satisfied his Two Lands
s-Htp:t*p-N17:N17:f
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 14h
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:H1
Horus name variant B
Horus name (variant B) of Piye: Ka tawy fy
Ka tawy fy
kꜢ-tꜢwi.fi
The bull of his Two Lands
E1-N17:N17:f
Obelisk fragment Khartoum 462
Fontes historiae Nubiorum, I, 54
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography, VII, 192
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:H2
Horus name variant C
Horus name (variant C) of Piye: Ka nakht kha em Waset
Ka nakht kha em Waset
kꜢ-nḫt ḫꜤi-m-wꜢst
The strong bull who has appeared in Thebes
E1:D40-xa-m-R19-t:O49
Obelisk fragment Khartoum 462
Fontes historiae Nubiorum, I, 54
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography, VII, 192
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:H3
Nebty name
Nebty name of Piye: Heqa Kemet
Heqa Kemet
ḥḳꜢ-kmt
Ruler of Egypt
HqA-q:I6-m-t:O49
Obelisk fragment Khartoum 462
Fontes historiae Nubiorum, I, 54
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography, VII, 192
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:N
Nebty name variant A
Nebty name (variant A) of Piye: Wah nesyt mi Ra em pet
Wah nesyt mi Ra em pet
wꜢḥ-nsyt mi-rꜤ-m-pt
Enduring of kingship like Ra in heaven
V29-sw-t-i-i-mi-m&ra-p*t:pt
Piye stela No. 26 from Gebel Barkal
Reisner, Inscribed Monuments from Gebel Barkal, ZÄS 66 (1931): 90
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Piye: Djeser khau, sekhem pehty, ankh her-neb en maef mi akhty
Djeser khau, sekhem pehty, ankh her-neb en maef mi akhty
ḏsr-ḫꜤw sḫm-pḥty Ꜥnḫ ḥr-nb n mꜢ.f mi Ꜣḫty
Sacred of appearances, powerful and strong...
Dsr:xa-sxm-F9-F9-anx-D2:nb-A1-n:U3:f-mi-Axt:t-A41
Piye stela No. 26 from Gebel Barkal
Reisner, Inscribed Monuments from Gebel Barkal, ZÄS 66 (1931): 90
Throne name
Throne name of Piye: User maat Ra
User maat Ra
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra
ra-wsr-U1-Aa11:a:t#12
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 14a
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:T1
Throne name variant A
Throne name (variant A) of Piye: User maat Ra
User maat Ra
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra
ra-wsr-mAa:t
Pierret, Recueil d'inscriptions inédites du Musée égyptien du Louvre, I, 45 (C 187)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:T2
Throne name variant B
Throne name (variant B) of Piye: Snefer Ra
Snefer Ra
snfr-rꜤ
The one whom Ra made perfect
ra-s-nfr-f:r
, Denkmäler aus Ägypten und Äthiopien (), V, 14L
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:T3
Birth name
Birth name of Piye: Piye
Piye
piy
p-anx-i-i
Pierret, Recueil d'inscriptions inédites du Musée égyptien du Louvre, I, 45 (C 187)
Formerly transliterated as Piankhy.
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:E1
Birth name variant A
Birth name (variant A) of Piye: Piye
Piye
piy
p-i-i-anx
Lefebvre, Le grand prêtre d’Amon, Harmakhis, et deux reines de la XXVe dynastie, ASAE 25 (1925): 29
Formerly transliterated as Piankhy.
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:E2
Birth name variant B
Birth name (variant B) of Piye: Piye mery Amun
Piye mery Amun
piy mri-imn
Piye, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-p-anx-i-i
Triumph stela of Piye (Cairo Museum JE 48862, 47086-47089)
Formerly transliterated as Piankhy.
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 206-207, 3:E3

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 206–207
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 20 (1915): 2–4, 24–28
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 160–162

 

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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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