Sobekhotep IV

Also known as: Khaneferre Sobekhotep Dynasty XIII


Reign of Sobekhotep IV
AE Chronology1709–1701
Ryholt1732–1720
Malek1727–1720
Franke1694–1685
Redford1734–1724

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Sobekhotep IV: Ankh ib tawy
Ankh ib tawy
Ꜥnḫ-ib-tꜢwi
The (very) life of the heart of the Two Lands
anx-ib:N17:N17
Legrain, Second rapport sur les travaux exécutés à Karnak, ASAE 4 (1903): 26
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:H1
Horus name variant
Horus name of Sobekhotep IV: Ankh ib tawy
Ankh ib tawy
Ꜥnḫ-ib-tꜢwi
The (very) life of the heart of the Two Lands
anx-ib:Z1-N17:N17
Petrie, Abydos, I, plate LIX (1)
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:H2
Nebty name
Nebty name of Sobekhotep IV: Wadj khau
Wadj khau
wꜢḏ-ḫꜤw
Flourishing of appearances
wAD-xa:a-w-Y1:Z2
Legrain, Second rapport sur les travaux exécutés à Karnak, ASAE 4 (1903): 26
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Sobekhotep IV: User bau
User bau
wsr-bꜤw
Rich in might
wsr-s-G30
Helck, Eine Stele Sebekhoteps IV. aus Karnak, Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 24 (1969): 194ff
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:G
Throne name
Throne name of Sobekhotep IV: Kha nefer Ra
Kha nefer Ra
ḫꜤi-nfr-rꜤ
The (very) appearance of the perfection of Ra
ra-xa-nfr
Karnak king list 33
Louvre, statue A17
Mariette, Karnak, plate 8 n
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Sobekhotep IV: Kha nefer Ra
Kha nefer Ra
ḫꜤi-nfr-rꜤ
The (very) appearance of the perfection of Ra
ra-xa:a-nfr
Legrain, Second rapport sur les travaux exécutés à Karnak, ASAE 4 (1903): 26
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:T2
Birth name
Birth name of Sobekhotep IV: Sobek hotep
Sobek hotep
sbk-ḥtp
Sobek is satisfied
sbk-Htp:t*p
Legrain, Second rapport sur les travaux exécutés à Karnak, ASAE 4 (1903): 26
Louvre statue A17
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Sobekhotep IV: Sobek hotep
Sobek hotep
sbk-ḥtp
Sobek is satisfied
s-b-k-Htp:t*p
Mariette, Karnak, plate 8 n
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:E2
Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Sobekhotep IV: Kha nefer Ra Sobek hotep
Kha nefer Ra Sobek hotep
ḫꜤi-nfr-rꜤ
The (very) appearance of the perfection of Ra, Sobekhotep
ra-xa:a-nfr-I3-Htp:t-p
Royal Canon of Turin 7.27
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VI:27
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 96-97, 24:T+E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 96–97
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 448–450
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 31–38
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 67–68

 

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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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