Shoshenq VI

Also known as: Previously known as Shoshenq IV Dynasty XXIII


Reign of Shoshenq VI
804–798

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Shoshenq VI: User Maat Ra
User Maat Ra
wsr mꜢꜤt rꜤ mry imn
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra, beloved of Amun
ra-wsr-Sw-i-mn:n:N36
Beckerath, The Nile Level Records at Karnak and their Importance, JARCE 5: 52:25
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 192-193, 4:T1
Birth name
Birth name of Shoshenq VI: Shesheneq
Shesheneq
ššnḳ mery imn
Shoshenq, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-M8A:M8A-q
Beckerath, The Nile Level Records at Karnak and their Importance, JARCE 5: 52:25
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 192-193, 4:E1

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 192–193
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 154

 

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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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