Sobekhotep I

Also known as: Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep Dynasty XIII


Reign of Sobekhotep I
Ryholt1803–1800
Franke1724–1718
Turin Canon2y 3m 24d

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name variant
Horus name of Sobekhotep I: Menekh..
Menekh..
mnḫ..
Potent of...
mn:n-x:mnx-//
Fouilles de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, V.1, fig. 86
Golden Horus name variant
Golden Horus name of Sobekhotep I: Ankh netjeru
Ankh netjeru
Ꜥnḫ-nṯrw
The (very) life of the Gods
anx-Z3-nTr
Fouilles de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, V.1, plate IV
Throne name variant
Throne name of Sobekhotep I: Sekhem Ra khu tawy
Sekhem Ra khu tawy
sḫm-rꜤ ḫwi-tꜢwi
The powerful one of Ra is the protection of the Two Lands
ra-Y8-D43:N17:N17
Naville, XIth dynasty temple at Deir el-Bahari, II, plate X (B)
Fouilles de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, V.1, plate IV
Birth name variant
Birth name of Sobekhotep I: Amenemhat sobek hotep
Amenemhat sobek hotep
imn--m-ḥꜢt sbk-ḥtp
Amenemhat's son, Sobekhotep
i-mn:n-m-HAt:t-I4-Htp:t*p
Fouilles de l’Institut français d’archéologie orientale, V.1, plate IV
Throne + Birth name variant
Throne + Birth name of Sobekhotep I: Sekhem Ra khu tawy Sobek hotep
Sekhem Ra khu tawy Sobek hotep
sḫm-rꜤ ḫwi-tꜢwi sbk-ḥtp(w)
Ra is the protection of the Two Lands
ra-Y8-D43:N17:N17-sbk-Htp:t*p
Royal Canon of Turin 7.19
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VI:19
Name likely interchanged with Wegaf in 7.19

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 92–93
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 443–444
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 14–16
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 61

 

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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.

Kinglists
Ancient historians

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