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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1917
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Ootmarsum, H.H. Simon en Judaskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone lid with a human figure consisting of geometric shapes, among which a cross inside a circle
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1100-1200
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [917] HH. Simon en Judaskerk (SS Simon and Jude's Church), Ootmarsum
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The lid was discovered in 1964, while building a heating shed southeast of the church
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 and no photograph is available
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 185 x 0 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The lid is worn and shows some breaks (repaired)
Conservation The lid was broken during its unearthing in 1964, and subsequently restored
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Het eerste bedehuis, http://www.regiocanons.nl/overijssel/twente/ootmarsum/het-eerste-bedehuis
  • Janse, H., Trapeziumvormige grafstenen van rode zandsteen, Bulletin van de Stichting Oude Hollandse Kerken 10 (1980), 13-19
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 10408-45
Additional remarks
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Sarcophagus (lid) of [1917] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with a human figure consisting of geometric shapes, among which a cross inside a circle
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 185 x 0 x 0
Date
Year 1100-1200
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Ootmarsum, H.H. Simon en Judaskerk
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 columbarium (underground vault)
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)
  • body parts (e.g. hands, feet etc.)
  • geometric patterns
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A human figure consisting of geometric shapes: a cross inside a circle, and two triangles. Two feet turned outward.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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