Hunefer was a scribe during the 19th Dynasty (fl. c. 1300 BCE) . He was the owner of the Papyrus of Hunefer, a copy of the funerary Egyptian Book of the Dead, which represents one of the classic examples of these texts, along with others such as the Papyrus of Ani.
Hunefer was "Scribe of Divine Offerings", "Overseer of Royal Cattle", and steward of Pharaoh Seti I.
Judgment scene from the Book of the Dead
. In the three scenes from the Book of the Dead (version from ~1300 BCE) the dead man (Hunefer) is taken into the judgment hall by the jackal-headed Anubis
. The next scene is the weighing of his heart, with Ammut
awaiting the result and Thoth
recording. Next, the triumphant Hunefer, having passed the test, is presented by the falcon-headed Horus
, seated in his shrine with Isis
. (British Museum)
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