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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1411
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Wirdum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone lid with a decorated semi-circular base on which a staff(?) flanked by two crosiers, and a particular type of Greek cross ('knotskruis') above
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1100-1200
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [179] Kerk van Wirdum (Church of Wirdum), Wirdum
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 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 yellow sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 183 x 64 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In overall good condition. Little wear.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Knottnerus, J., Oude Groninger kerken in beeld 2, http://home.kpn.nl/ogroke2/index.htm
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 9743-5 (p. 3)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Sarcophagus (lid) of [1411] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with a decorated semi-circular base on which a staff(?) flanked by two crosiers, and a particular type of Greek cross ('knotskruis') above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 183 x 64 x 0
Date
Year 1100-1200
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Wirdum, 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 placed against the south wall of the choir
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation This lid shares similarities with lids in Augsbuurt-Lutjewoude, Diever, Anloo and Vries, respectively MeMO Memorial Objects ID 102, 3359, 1384 and 1408
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 pattern
  • religious attribute or symbol
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A mirrored volute motif inside a semi-circular base on which three staves. The central staff(?) is flanked by two crosiers. A particular type of Greek cross ('knotskruis') above.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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