MummificationThe mummy was discovered in two anthropoid coffins and with the outer wooden shrine. The researchers also discovered a third anthropoid coffin, which was unused. There is evidence that thieves had removed part of the linen bandages on his legs, however his cartonnage mask had been left untouched along with multiple pieces of jewelry. The mummy itself had been well-kept, except for the skin missing from the bottom of his feet.
Researchers concluded that Maiherpri was a Nubian.
Maiherpr’ means “The Lion of the Battlefield.” Researchers read his titles as “Child of the nursery” and “Fan-bearer on the Right Side of the King.” Suggesting that he was a very important person on the court, but it is still uncertain exactly who he was. There is speculation that the first title signified that he grew up in the royal nursery as a prince of a vassal territory, or perhaps the son of a lesser wife or concubine of the pharaoh.
Maiherpri's burial site was located next to a ruler, the father of Thutmose IV. Researchers believe that future discoveries, as well as DNA tests will assist in determining who Maiherpri is.