Coffin Box of Horwennefer



Wooden mummiform coffin box of Hor-wen-nefer, a high-ranking priest at the sacred city of Abydos. The coffin box is mostly a black surface except for the back of the wig which is blue. On the back are four vertical lines of inscription running the length of the box, painted in black hieroglyphs of a yellow ground, each identical to the others. The text includes Hor-wen-nefers titles: Hsk-priest; Imy-is[t]-priest; Royal Acquaintance (rx-nsw); ‘He who embraces the wedjat-eye’ (hpt-wDAt); Chief of the Nurses of Horus the Child.