The collection of funerary objects belonging to Hapyankhtifi, the chief steward of King Neferhotep I, was created during the Middle Kingdom period, approximately 1950-1915 B.C.E. These artifacts offer valuable insights into Ancient Egyptian religious practices and customs related to death and the afterlife.

The collection includes a range of functional and ritualistic objects, which were intended to facilitate Hapyankhtifi's journey to the afterlife. A subset of these objects comprises of ceramic vessels of varied designs and dimensions, created to contain food and drinks for the afterlife. These ceramic pieces exhibit simplicity and functional aesthetics, with no decorative embellishments.

Also included in this collection are wooden statuettes, termed 'shabti', designed to represent servants in the afterlife. These figures reflect the artistic precision and spiritual beliefs of the era.

The collection houses a meticulously crafted wooden coffin inscribed with hieroglyphic texts. It features a headrest and pair of sandals, suggesting the importance of comfort for the deceased in the eternal journey. The narrative inscriptions expose details of Hapyankhtifi's life, his accomplishments, and benedictions for his transition to the afterlife.

The collection further contains tools and weapons, presumably utilized by Hapyankhtifi during his lifetime. These implements are of various types of stone, highlighting the technological capabilities and artisanship of Ancient Egypt.

Metropolitan Musuem of Art
Valley of the Kings