Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr

Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: left
Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: back
Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: detail 1
Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: detail 2
Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: detail 3
Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: inscription
Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: translation
Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: transliteration
Stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr
view: front
Description:

Rectangular stela depicting the priest Nu and his wife Imarr sitting on bull-legged chairs at either side of a table. The table is laden with 12 loaves of bread and is surrounded by more offerings such as beer, fowl and oxen. There are two inscriptions in one horizontal line along the top of the stela; to the left are the titles and name of Nu in hieroglyphs facing to the right and to the right is the name of Imarr in hieroglyphs facing to the left. Nu wears a short curly wig and a garment tied at his left shoulder. His left arm is bent at the elbow with the hand clasped at his chest to hold the ties; his right arm is extended toward the table with the hand open. Imarr wears a long dress tied at her right shoulder. Her left arm is bent at the elbow with hand clasped at her chest to hold the ties; her right arm is extended toward the table with the hand open.
Dark outlines around the heads of both Nu and Imarr indicate that they may have been altered.
On the reverse, chisel marks can be seen.

Notes:
From the same tomb as 00125. The inscription is similar to that at the top of stela 00125, referring to the same people. Dated to the 4th/5th Dynasties.
Object details
Type of object: Stela
Type category: Architecture
Material: Limestone
Width: 515 mm
Height: 375 mm
Depth: 90 mm
Origin
Style/Period: Old Kingdom
Date range: 2650 - 2150 BCE
Discovery site: Old Kingdom
Environment:
Creator
Technique:
Personal name: -
Role: -
Culture: Egyptian
Record data
Artworld id: 00010
Current accession number: -
Former accession number: -
Credit line: -
Recorded by: LW
Record date: Mon, 5th Nov 2001
Copyright: Copyright© by the Oriental Museum, University of Durham, Durham, 2002. All Rights reserved