Tafnakht

 Dynasty XXIV


Reign of Tafnakht
Not available or unknown

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus name
Horus name of Tafnakht: Sia khet
Sia khet
siꜢ-ẖt
The one who understands inner (feelings)
S32:X
Tefnakht stele in Athens
Spiegelberg, Die Tefnachtosstele des Museums von Athen, RecTrav 25 (1903): 191
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 202-203, 1:H
Nebty name
Nebty name of Tafnakht: Sia khet
Sia khet
siꜢ-ẖt-nbti
The one who understands inner (feelings)
S32:F51B
Tefnakht stele in Athens
Spiegelberg, Die Tefnachtosstele des Museums von Athen, RecTrav 25 (1903): 191
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 202-203, 1:N
Golden Horus name
Golden Horus name of Tafnakht: Bik nebu
Bik nebu
bik-nbw
Golden Horus
G5:nbw
Tefnakht stele in Athens
Spiegelberg, Die Tefnachtosstele des Museums von Athen, RecTrav 25 (1903): 191
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 202-203, 1:G
Throne name
Throne name of Tafnakht: Shepses Ra
Shepses Ra
špss-rꜤ
The noble one belonging to Ra
ra-A51-s-s
Tefnakht stele in Athens
Spiegelberg, Die Tefnachtosstele des Museums von Athen, RecTrav 25 (1903): 191
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 202-203, 1:T
Birth name
Birth name of Tafnakht: Tayef nakht
Tayef nakht
tꜢ.f-nḫtw
Tafnakht
t&Af:n-xt:x*t
Tefnakht stele in Athens
Spiegelberg, Die Tefnachtosstele des Museums von Athen, RecTrav 25 (1903): 191
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 202-203, 1:E2

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTransliterationTranscriptionReign
Diodorus 1.45.2 Τνεφαχθον Tnephachthon Tnephachthon

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 202–203
Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 407–409
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 158–159

 

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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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