Sobekhotep VII

Also known as: Merkaure Sobekhotep Dynasty XIII


Reign of Sobekhotep VII
Ryholt1664–1662
Franke1646–1644
Redford1690–1688
Turin Canon2y ?m 4d

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Sobekhotep VII: Mer kau Ra
Mer kau Ra
mri-kꜢw-rꜤ
Beloved of the kas of Ra
ra-U7-kA:Z2
Karnak king list 42
Lepsius, "Über die zwölfte Aegyptische Königsdynastie", APAW, 1852, 425, plate 1
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 98-99, 32:T2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Sobekhotep VII: Mer kau Ra
Mer kau Ra
mri-kꜢw-rꜤ
Beloved of the kas of Ra
ra:U7-kA*kA:kA
Statue in the Louvre A 121 (E 7824) JE 43599
Mariette, Karnak, I, plate 8 (L)
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography, II2, 109
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 98-99, 32:T1
Birth name
Birth name of Sobekhotep VII: Sobek hotep
Sobek hotep
sbk-ḥtp
Sobek is satisfied
sbk-Htp:t*p
Statue in the Louvre A 121 (E 7824) JE 43599
Mariette, Karnak, I, plate 8 (L)
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography, II2, 109
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 98-99, 32:E
Throne + Birth name
Throne + Birth name of Sobekhotep VII: Mer kau Ra sobek hotep
Mer kau Ra sobek hotep
mr-kꜢw-[rꜤ] sbk-[ḥtp]
Beloved of the kas of (Ra,) Sobekhotep
ra-U7:r-kA-Z1-I3
Royal Canon of Turin 8.8
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), VII:8
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 98-99, 32:T+E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 98–99
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 453–454
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 49
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 70

 

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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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