Sekhemra Shedwaset

 Dynasty XVI

This king is only known from the Turin Canon. There are no other finds that holds his name.

Reign of Sekhemra Shedwaset
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The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name variant
Throne name of Sekhemra Shedwaset: Sekhem Ra shed Waset
Sekhem Ra shed Waset
sḫm-rꜤ šd-wꜢst
The powerful one of Re, who has rescued Thebes
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Royal Canon of Turin 11.9
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), XI, 9
. Ramesside Inscriptions, II, 843:1
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 10:T6

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 128–129
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 372
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 85

 

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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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