Iynefer I

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An offering niche of Iynefer from Dahshur, now in Egyptian Museum
For his nephew, see Iynefer II.

Iynefer[1] (i(i)-nfr,[2] “the beautiful/good one has come”) was a fourth dynasty ancient Egyptian prince, a son of Pharaoh Sneferu.[3][4][5] He was thus a brother of Nefertkau I[6] and Khufu[7][8] and his title was “King’s Son”.

Iynefer had a tomb in Dahshur, and parts of the tomb are now located in the Egyptian Museum. In contrast with the wish of nobles in the Third Dynasty, many nobles during Sneferu’s time appear in relief with a particularly youthful and pleasant demeanor, and Iynefer is one of them.[9]


  1. ^ Also known as Iynefer (A) or Iy-nefer.
  2. ^ Russell D. Rothe, William K. Miller and George Robert Rapp, Pharaonic Inscriptions from the Southern Eastern Desert of Egypt, 2008
  3. ^ Aidan Dodson and Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt: A Genealogical Sourcebook of the Pharaohs, 2004, Thames & Hudson
  4. ^ Hill, Jenny. "Children and grandchildren of Sneferu".
  5. ^ Marsh, Cynthia. "Egyptian Pharaoh Sneferu and His Overachieving Children".
  6. ^ Luis González González, Todo lo que debe saber sobre el Antiguo Egipto, p. 92
  7. ^ The California Institute for Ancient Studies. "The Kings of the 4th Dynasty".
  8. ^ Old Kingdom Monuments Organized by Ruler, Wikiversity
  9. ^ John P O'Neill (1999). Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids.