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Sarcophagus lid of an unknown person

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1293
Name Sarcophagus lid of an unknown person
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Westergeest, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone lid with an effigy in relief, three small figures above the head, and decorations on the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1150-1200
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [169] St. Martinuskerk (St Martin's Church), Westergeest
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function sarcophagus lid (based on the tapered shape and the decorations)
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification yellow sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 233 x 64 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In overall good condition. A horizontal break across the centre.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Berg, Herma van den, De Nederlandse Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, De provincie Friesland, Noordelijk Oostergo, Kollumerland en Nieuw Kruisland ('s Gravenhage 1989), 225, 238
  • Waslander, Christine; Homan, Peter, Dekselse graven. Noordnederlandse grafsculptuur in de elfde en twaalfde eeuw (Meppel 1991)
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information and photographs provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 60)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [1293] Sarcophagus lid of an unknown person

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with an effigy in relief, three small figures above the head, and decorations on the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 233 x 64 x 0
Date
Year 1150-1200
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Westergeest, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The lid is located in the choir
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre of the lid
Portrait of
Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal The hands are raised in front of the chest, possibly in prayer (orant position). The feet are turned outward.
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description long garment with a belt
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Sarcophagus (lid)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • geometric patterns
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) three small human figures above the effigy; mirrored volute motifs on all edges, in addition to T-staves on the sides
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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