Sobekemsaf II

 Dynasty XVII

Cartouche number 58 of the Karnak king list starts with Sekhemra, and it is possible that it would have contained the rest (shedtawy) of the name of Sobekemsaf's throne name, but that is pure conjecture.

Reign of Sobekemsaf II
Ryholt1566–1559

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Sobekemsaf II: Sekhem Ra shed tawy
Sekhem Ra shed tawy
sḫm-rꜤ šd-tꜢwi
The powerful one of Ra is the one who has rescued the Two Lands
ra-sxm-Sd:N17:N17
Hayes, Scepter of Egypt, II, 10 fig. 3
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 10:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Sobekemsaf II: Sekhem Ra shed tawy
Sekhem Ra shed tawy
sḫm-rꜤ šd-tꜢwi
The powerful one of Ra is the one who has rescued the Two Lands
ra-sxm-F30:d*Z4-N17:N17
British museum stela EA 280
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 10:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Sobekemsaf II: Sobek em saf
Sobek em saf
sbk-m-sꜢ.f
Sobek is his protection
I4-m-V16:f
British museum stela EA 280
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 10:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Sobekemsaf II: Sobek em saf
Sobek em saf
sbk-m-sꜢ.f
Sobek is his protection
I3-A1-m-V16:Z2:f
Legrain, Second rapport sur les travaux exécutés à Karnak, ASAE 4 (1903): 8
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 128-129, 10:E2

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), 438–440
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 71–73
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 90

 

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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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