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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2342
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Limmen, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone lid with worn geometric patterns
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1000-1200
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [822] St. Maartenskerk (St Martin's Church), Limmen
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The lid and sarcophagus were found in 1953, while digging a new grave in the churchyard north 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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function The lid originally covered a sarcophagus made of tufa
Change in function The sarcophagus has disappeared
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
Completeness The top left corner is lost: it was destroyed in 1953 by the gravedigger
Condition The lid is badly worn. A diagonal break in the lower half.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Druijven, Kees; Koelemeij, Rein, De Protestantse Kerk te Limmen; historie, restauraties en inventarisatie (Almere 2009), 69-70
  • Hundertmark, H., De lappendeken van Limmen. Een bouwhistorisch onderzoek naar de bouwgeschiedenis van de Nederlands Hervormde kerk te Limmen., Bulletin van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond 104 (2005), 37-57, 39
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Sarcophagus (lid) of [2342] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with worn geometric patterns
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1000-1200
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Limmen, 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 hall of the church, against a wall (since 2006). The present whereabouts of the sarcophagus are unknown.
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)
  • geometric patterns
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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