Shoshenq IV

 Dynasty XXII


Reign of Shoshenq IV
Not available or unknown

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Shoshenq IV: Hedj kheper Ra
Hedj kheper Ra
ḥḏ ḫpr rꜤ
The bright one is a manifestation of Ra
ra-S1-xpr-stp&n&ra
Montet, Les Constructions et le tombeau de Chéchanq III a Tanis (1960), 76, pl. 49
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 190-191, 7:T
Birth name
Birth name of Shoshenq IV: Shesheneq netjer heqa Iunu
Shesheneq netjer heqa Iunu
ššnḳ nṯr ḥḳꜢ iwnw
Shoshenq, the god and ruler of Heliopolis
M8A-M8A-n:q-G7-nTr-HqA-iwn
Year 10 stela (St. Petersburg Hermitage 5630)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 190-191, 7:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Shoshenq IV: Shesheneq mery Amun sa Bastet netjer heqa Iunu
Shesheneq mery Amun sa Bastet netjer heqa Iunu
ššnḳ mry imn sꜢ bꜢstt nṯr ḥḳꜢ iwnw
Shoshenq, beloved of Amun, son of Bastet, the god and ruler of Heliopolis
i-mn:n:N36-H8-W2-M8A-M8A-n:q-q&nTr-HqA-iwn
Montet, Les Constructions et le tombeau de Chéchanq III a Tanis (1960), 76, pl. 49
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 190-191, 7:E2

Bibliography


The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 150

 

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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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