Qakara Ibi

 Dynasty VIII

Qakara Ibi was buried in a small pyramid at Saqqara which was usurped from a queen of Pepi II. His throne name is present on the Abydos king list, while the Turin Canon hold his birth name, along with a 2 year reign.

Reign of Qakara Ibi
Turin Canon2y 1m 1d

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Qakara Ibi: Qa ka Ra
Qa ka Ra
ḳꜢ-kꜢ-rꜤ
The exalted one of the ka of Ra
N5-D115-D28
Jéquier, La pyramide d'Aba, Passim cf. especially 20ff.
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 68-69, 14:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Qakara Ibi: Qa ka Ra*
Qa ka Ra*
ḳꜢ-kꜢw-rꜤ
The exalted one of the ka of Ra
N5-A28-D28:Z2
Abydos king list 53
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 68-69, 14:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Qakara Ibi: Ibi
Ibi
i-b-i
The kid
M17-D58-M17
Jéquier, La pyramide d'Aba, Passim
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 68-69, 14:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Qakara Ibi: Ibi
Ibi
i-b-i
The kid
M17-D58-E8
Royal Canon of Turin 5.10
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), IV:10
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 68-69, 14:E2

Bibliography


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), 302–303
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 190
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 46
Jéquier, G. La Pyramide d’Aba, (Cairo 1935)

 

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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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