Biographical Information
Name(s) Nefrina
Age 25
Sex Female
Status Unknown
Height n.a
Culture n.a
Date(s) 250 BC - 275 BC
Site n.a
Current Location
Location Egypt
Catalog # n.a


Nefrina was a woman who lived in ancient Akhmim, Egypt in 250 BC and died in 275 BC. Her parents served in the temple of the Egyptian fertility God Min, where her father was keeper of the God's wardrobe and her mother was a temple musician. She had a one sibling; a brother named Nesmin, according to a funerary stela, an inscribed prayer stone that often was buried with mummies. The stela listed the same parents for Nesmin and Nefrina.


Her mummification process was elaborate, typical of the upper class, meaning she was buried in a tomb. However, Nefrina was not of the royal line, shown by the way her arms are placed; right over left. Nefrina is currently on exhibit in the Reading Public Museum in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. The Museum received Nefrina in 1930 on loan from the University of Pennsylvania,then purchased by the museum in 1949.

Scientific StudyEdit

Died from complications of a broken hip.

Additional InfoEdit

Using CAT scans made in 2003, her face has been reconstructed in a sculpture by forensic artist Frank Bender.


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