Sobekhotep VIII

Also known as: Sekhemre Seusertawy Sobekhotep Dynasty XVI


Reign of Sobekhotep VIII
Ryholt1645–1629
Turin Canon16 years

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name of Sobekhotep VIII: Sekhem Ra seuser tawy
Sekhem Ra seuser tawy
sḫm-rꜤ swsr-tꜢwi
ra-sxm-s-wsr-s-(N16:N16)
Baines, The inundation stela of Sebekhotpe VIII, Acta Orientalia 36 (1974): 39–54, Fig. 2
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 104-105, g:T1
Throne name variant
Throne name of Sobekhotep VIII: Sekhem Ra seuser tawy
Sekhem Ra seuser tawy
sḫm-rꜤ swsr-tꜢwi
ra-sxm-s-s-wsr-N17:N17
Karnak king list 43
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 104-105, g:T2
Throne name variant
Throne name of Sobekhotep VIII: Sekhem Ra [...]
Sekhem Ra [...]
sḫm-rꜤ ...
ra-sxm-1-//
Royal Canon of Turin 11.2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959), XI, 2
. Ramesside Inscriptions, II, 842:10
Birth name
Birth name of Sobekhotep VIII: Sobek hotep
Sobek hotep
sbk-ḥtp
I4-Htp:t*p
Baines, The inundation stela of Sebekhotpe VIII, Acta Orientalia 36 (1974): 39–54, Fig. 2
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 104-105, g:E

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 104–105
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 454–455
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 78
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 83

 

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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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