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

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1381
Name Sarcophagus lid of an unknown person (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Anloo, Magnuskerk (Nederlands Hervormde Kerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone lid with a male effigy in relief
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1100-1200
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [69] St. Magnuskerk (St Magnus's Church), Anloo
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(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 Belonje (1937) suggests that it may be the effigy of priest Willehadus, founder of the church of Anloo
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 150 x 70 x 0
Completeness According to Ligtenberg (1915), the lid is a fragment. He suspects that the edges of the lid are missing. The bottom of the lid may originally have shown a mirrored volute motif, see for instance MeMO Memorial Objects IDs 1348 and 1366.
Condition The lid is weathered, and its upper section - showing the head of the effigy - is badly worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Width: 70 cm at the top and 60 cm at the bottom
Provenance
Provenance The lid is present at this site since the 14th century
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Kolman, Chris; Broekhoven, Sabine; Stenvert, Ronald; Ginkel-Meester, Saskia van, Monumenten in Nederland, Drenthe (Zwolle/Zeist 2001), 62
  • Ligtenberg, Raphael, Romaansche grafzerken, Bulletin van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond 8 (1915), 13-32, 25-26; figure p. 26, right
  • Waslander, Christine; Homan, Peter, Dekselse graven. Noordnederlandse grafsculptuur in de elfde en twaalfde eeuw (Meppel 1991)
  • Westra van Holthe, J.; Belonje, J., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Drenthe (Assen 1937), 1
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13861-22
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information and photographs provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 57)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [1381] Sarcophagus lid of an unknown person (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with a male effigy in relief
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 150 x 70 x 0
Date
Year 1100-1200
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Anloo, Magnuskerk (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 built into the northern exterior wall of the nave
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 across the length of the lid
Portrait of
Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification possibly Priest Willehadus, founder of the church of Anloo (see Belonje, 1937)
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 a knee-length tunic with a belt
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The head of the effigy is badly worn

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) Part of a mirrored volute motif below the effigy's feet?
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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