This wooden chest is in the form of a shrine and was made to contain the viscera removed during mummification. The wrapped internal organs have now turned to a brown lumpy powder with fragments of bandages. There was originally a painted wooden figure of a hawk pegged on the lid but this is now missing and may still be with the collections of John Garstang at the University of Liverpool. The chest is painted in black, blue, red and green on a white ground. On the lid are two figures of Anubis, god of the dead, as a black jackal. At the front beneath a winged disk, the gods Thoth and Re-Harakhte are represented drawing the bolts of the shrine door. The frieze of the alternating symbols of Isis and Osiris with the architectural façade below is repeated on the sides and back of the chest. The four Sons of Horus are shown on the sides of the chest, Duamutef and Qebehsenuf on the right and Imsety and Hapy on the left. They were the protectors of the viscera which were removed from the corpse, wrapped and placed in the chest. The jackal-headed Duamutef guarded the stomach; the falcon-headed Qebehsenuf guarded the intestines; the baboon-headed Hapy guarded the lungs; and the human-headed Imsety guarded the liver. On the back of the chest is painted the djed pillar, the symbol of Osiris, god of the dead, with a human head, and arms grasping the royal symbols of the crook and flail.
The mummy and coffin of Nesshutefnut (also known as Ruru) prophet of Khonsu, prophet of Horus, son of Iyhor and Teni, were found at Hissayeh in Upper Egypt during excavations undertaken there by Professor John Garstang and Harold Jones in February/March 1905. In the same tomb were a painted wooden stele, a canopic chest and a Ptah-Soker-Osiris figure. An unpublished photograph shows the relative position of the contents of the rock-cut tomb when it was opened. The coffin was lying against the side wall with the Ptah-Soker-Osiris figure close to the right of the head. Between the Ptah-Soker-Osiris figure and the canopic chest was the stela.