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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1296
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))
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 Fragment of a stone lid with a rectangular frame in which a central vertical line flanked by zigzag lines
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1000-1200
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; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions, because only a fragment of the lid of the sarcophagus remains
Original function
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 red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 116 x 79 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: a fragment. The lower half of the lid is missing.
Condition The fragment is worn, especially the centre
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Height: 63 cm on the left and 116 on the right
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 11)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [1296] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone lid with a rectangular frame in which a central vertical line flanked by zigzag lines
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 116 x 79 x 0
Date
Year 1000-1200
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

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Sarcophagus (lid)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • geometric patterns
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A rectangular frame in which a vertical line flanked by zigzag lines
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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