Shoshenq II

Also known as: Sheshonq II, Sheshonk II Dynasty XXII


Reign of Shoshenq II
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The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name variant
Throne name of Shoshenq II: Heqa kheper Ra, setep en Ra
Heqa kheper Ra, setep en Ra
ḥḳꜢ-ḫpr-rꜤ stp-n-rꜤ
The ruler is the (very) manifestation of Ra, chosen by Ra
ra-HqA-xpr-stp&n&ra
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, 39, fig. 12
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 186-187, 4:T
Birth name variant
Birth name of Shoshenq II: Shoshenq mery Amun
Shoshenq mery Amun
šš(nḳ) mri-imn
Shoshenq, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-M8:M8
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, 39, fig. 12
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 186-187, 4:E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 186–187
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 146

 

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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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