Maherpa was a childhood friend of Amenhotep II.
Maherpa was a Nubian who died at a young age. He was
buried in a tomb at Thebes that was undecorated and his
mummy was encased in three coffins. Among his funerary
objects was a copy of the "Book of the Dead",
which was illustrated beautifully. In the book, he
appears with black skin.