Amenhotep III, Hrw nfr hntj 3h

Gulyás, András (2006) Amenhotep III, Hrw nfr hntj 3h. Acta Antiqua, 46 (1-2). pp. 81-90. ISSN 0044-5975

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In the temple of Luxor, Amenhotep III is given the epithet of Hrw nfr several times. This seemingly usual characterization of the king is not as frequent as it might appear to be at first sight. In this paper I will discuss the meaning of Hrw nfr from two aspects. On the one hand, it is a contribution to royal ideology by describing an aspect of the king as Horus. In order to understand what it signifies, we have to take a look at the meaning of nfr; therefore, on the other hand it also contributes to a better understanding of the meaning of the latter. After an overview of Hrw nfr as a god and the relationship of Amenhotep III and Horus in the inscriptions of Luxor temple, the meaning of the word nfr is investigated. The final conclusion of the paper is, that instead of the translation 'perfect/beautiful/gracious Horus who is in the palace' the translation 'actual/present/new/young Horus, who is in the palace' renders more precisely the meaning of this royal epithet.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia
Depositing User: xKatalin xBarta
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2017 09:02
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2017 09:02

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