Are we really sure these all refer to the same person?
Osburn is of the opinion that Suphis II (Kafre) and Userkare were contemporaneous kings, one ruling from Memphis, and the other, from Abydos.
Suphis and Noh-Suphis were, according to Osburn, co-regents, and brothers, each having a different cartouche. Vyse, knowingly, or not, discovered (giving him the benefit of the doubt) both cartouches in the Great Pyramid. Not the Khufu cartouche in one location and the KK in another.
However, the only effigy of Khufu was found, not at Giza, but Abydos.
In maintaining consistency, if Osburn is correct, one could expect to find the cartouche of both Kafre and Userkare in G2 or its satellite temples. Is such the case?
One could also ask oneself the question, why did the quarrymen daub one block with the Khufu cartouche, and another with the KK cartouche? It would seem likely that, because the destination was the same, both cartouches were understood as belonging to one entity and were interchangeable.
In mundane terms, it could parallel today in addressing a person as Mr John Smith, John Smith or just Smith.
What I find interesting is the fact that the Khufu character doesn't have a Re inclusion in his name, considering the preference for Re to be included in his family's names and many generations hence. His preference was for Khnum which indicates quite a difference in his divination (God/King).
Perhaps it was Khnum Khufu at Giza as God, and Khufu at Abydos as King.
Doesn't explain the fact of both cartouches being in G1 though.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06-Jun-16 06:27 by loveritas.