Sobekhotep II

Also known as: Khaankhre Sobekhotep, Sobekhotep I in older studies Dynasty XIII


Reign of Sobekhotep II
Ryholt1780–1777

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Sobekhotep II: Sema tawy
Sema tawy
smꜢ-tꜢwi
The one who has united the Two Lands
zmA-N17:N17:N23*N23
Red granite pedestal (Leiden Museum van Oudheden AM 109-a)
Boeser, Beschreibung der Aegyptischen Sammlung des Niederländischen Reichsmuseums der Altertümer in Leiden, plate VI
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 90-91, 12:H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Sobekhotep II: Djed khau
Djed khau
ḏd-ḫꜤw
Stable of appearances
Dd-Dd-xa:a:a-Z3
Block from Abydos chapel (Louvre C 10)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 90-91, 12:N2
Nebty name variant
Nebty name of Sobekhotep II: Djed khau
Djed khau
ḏd-ḫꜤw
Stable of appearances
Dd-Dd-xa:a:Z2
Red granite pedestal (Leiden Museum van Oudheden AM 109-a)
Boeser, Beschreibung der Aegyptischen Sammlung des Niederländischen Reichsmuseums der Altertümer in Leiden, plate VI
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 90-91, 12:N1
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Sobekhotep II: Kau netjeru
Kau netjeru
kꜢw-nṯrw
The sustenance of the gods
kA*kA:kA-nTrw
Block from Abydos chapel (Louvre C 10)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 90-91, 12:G2
Golden Horus name variant
Golden Horus name of Sobekhotep II: Kau netjeru
Kau netjeru
kꜢw-nṯrw
The sustenance of the gods
kA:Z2-nTrw
Red granite pedestal (Leiden Museum van Oudheden AM 109-a)
Boeser, Beschreibung der Aegyptischen Sammlung des Niederländischen Reichsmuseums der Altertümer in Leiden, plate VI
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 90-91, 12:G1
Throne name
Throne name of Sobekhotep II: Kha ankh Ra
Kha ankh Ra
ḫꜤi-Ꜥnḫ-rꜤ
The living appearance of Ra
ra-xa-anx
Block from Abydos chapel (Louvre C 9)
Red granite pedestal (Leiden Museum van Oudheden AM 109-a)
Boeser, Beschreibung der Aegyptischen Sammlung des Niederländischen Reichsmuseums der Altertümer in Leiden, plate VI
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 92-93, 12:T
Birth name
Birth name of Sobekhotep II: Sebek hotep
Sebek hotep
sbk-ḥtp
Sobek is satisfied
sbk-Htp:t*p
Red granite pedestal (Leiden Museum van Oudheden AM 109-a)
Boeser, Beschreibung der Aegyptischen Sammlung des Niederländischen Reichsmuseums der Altertümer in Leiden, plate VI
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 92-93, 12:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Sobekhotep II: Sobek Ra hotep(u)
Sobek Ra hotep(u)
sbk-rꜤ-ḥtp(w)
Sobek and Ra are satisfied
ra-sbk-Htp:t-p
Royal Canon of Turin 7.15
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VI:15
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 92-93, 12:E4
Birth name variant
Birth name of Sobekhotep II: Sobek hotep
Sobek hotep
sbk-ḥtp(w)
Sobek is satisfied
s-b-k-Htp:t*p
Block from Abydos chapel (Louvre B 3.5, C 9)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 92-93, 12:E2

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 90–91
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 444–446
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 40–41
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 64

 

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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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