Iynefer II

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For his uncle, see Iynefer I.

Iynefer II ("the beautiful one has come"; the name is also spelled as Iy-nefer) was an ancient Egyptian prince, likely a son of Pharaoh Khufu. He was named after his uncle Iynefer I.[1] Iynefer II’s wife was Nefertkau III;[2] she was likely his niece,[3][4] and they had one son (or two sons) and one daughter, Nefertkau.[5] Both Iynefer and his wife are buried in the mastaba G 7820 at Giza.[6][7][8]

A large, open eye is characteristic of the decoration of Iynefer II’s mastaba.


  1. ^ The Old Kingdom art and archaeology
  2. ^ Jean Claude Goyon, Christine Cardin: Actes Du Neuvième Congrès International Des Égyptologues, Volume 1. Page 733.
  3. ^ Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2004. ISBN 0-500-05128-3
  4. ^ According to Michel Baud, Nefertkau was Khufu’s daughter and thus Iynefer’s sister.
  5. ^ George Andrew Reisner and William Stevenson Smith, A History of the Giza Necropolis II, Appendix B: Cemetery 7000, Harvard University Press, 1955, pp. 107
  6. ^ Porter, Bertha and Moss, Rosalind, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Statues, Reliefs and Paintings, Volume III. 2nd edition; revised and augmented by Jaromir Malek, 1974.
  7. ^ Mastabas in Giza
  8. ^ Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt