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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1382
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(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 cross staff which is surrounded by semi-circles and floral motifs, and quarter-wheels in the corners
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
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The lid was found in 1941, during the restoration of the church (1941-1944)
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 Before 1941 the lid was used as a lintel above the bricked-up north entrance
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 200 x 71 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In reasonable condition, although broken across the entire width
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Width: 71 cm at the top and 55 cm at the bottom
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Kolman, Chris; Ginkel-Meester, Saskia van; Stenvert, Ronald; Broekhoven, Sabine, Monumenten in Nederland, Drenthe (Zwolle/Zeist 2001), 62
  • Waslander, Christine; Homan, Peter, Dekselse graven. Noordnederlandse grafsculptuur in de elfde en twaalfde eeuw (Meppel 1991)
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13861-21
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information and photographs provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 53)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [1382] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with a cross staff which is surrounded by semi-circles and floral motifs, and quarter-wheels in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 200 x 71 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 located in the nave, to the right of the pulpit
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)
  • flowers/plants
  • geometric patterns
  • religious attributes or symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A cross staff on a stand, quarter-wheels below the beam of the cross. Semi-circles and floral motifs on the sides, and floral motifs at the top and bottom as well. Quarter-wheels in the corners.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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