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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1407
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Vries, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone lid with two fields in which two (cross) staves and four crosiers
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1050-1150
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [78] St. Bonifatiuskerk (St Boniface's Church), Vries
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification This slab was found in the churchyard (around 1948?)
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; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions, because only 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 225 x 91 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The lower field of the lid shows several breaks. Damages along the edges.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Width: 91 cm at the top and 76 cm at the bottom
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Kuiken, Kees, Zandstenen grafkisten in middeleeuws Drenthe, Nieuwe Drentse Volksalmanak 123 (2006), 153-170, 158-162
  • Waslander, Christine; Homan, Peter, Dekselse graven. Noordnederlandse grafsculptuur in de elfde en twaalfde eeuw (Meppel 1991)
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13674-13
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information and photographs provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 52)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [1407] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with two fields in which two (cross) staves and four crosiers
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 225 x 91 x 0
Date
Year 1050-1150
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Vries, 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)
  • religious attribute or symbol
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A cross staff flanked by two crosiers (upper field) and a staff topped with a semi-circle flanked by two crosiers (lower field). Drove work across the lid.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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