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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1604
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Vollenhove, Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Slightly tapered stone lid with a human figure in relief, a soul in the rectangular field at the top, and a decorated edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1175-1225
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [482] Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk (St. Nicholas's Church), Vollenhove
Arguments
  • object is in the rebuilt institution
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification In March 1991, the lid was discovered during groundwork in the harbour of Vollenhove, next to the current church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
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 Bentheim sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 192 x 74 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In overall good condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Width: 74 cm at the top, 58 cm at the bottom
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Grafsteen, https://www.entoen.nu/nl/overijssel/land-van-vollenhove/vollenhove/sint-nicolaaskerk-
  • Heerde, H. van, Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk, http://www.henkvanheerde.nl/vollenhove/Grotekerk/grotekerk.htm
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Sarcophagus (lid) of [1604] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Slightly tapered stone lid with a human figure in relief, a soul in the rectangular field at the top, and a decorated edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 192 x 74 x 0
Date
Year 1175-1225
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Vollenhove, Grote of St. Nicolaaskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
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 in the centre of the lid
Portrait of
Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal standing or recumbent; feet turned outward
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description garment with a cord/belt around the waist
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The soul of this person may be depicted above his head

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Sarcophagus (lid)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) soul in a rectangular field; incised border on the edge
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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