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Sarcophagus lid of unknown persons

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 28
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown persons
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Holwierde, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone lid with two figures embracing, and two angels lifting a soul to heaven in the upper section
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1150-1225
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [85] St. Stevenskerk (St Stephen's Church), Holwierde
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
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 and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7541] unknown woman (female)
  • [7540] unknown man (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification The portrayed persons were most likely a married couple
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 blonde sandstone (Bentheim)
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 230 x 75 x 0
Completeness The left edge and lower left corner are missing
Condition Worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The lid was unearthed circa 1965
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Alma, Redmer, Portretzerken in Groningen, Groninger kerken 22 (2005), 105-108, 117-120; 105-106
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 14441-12
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Sarcophagus (lid) of [28] Sarcophagus lid of unknown persons

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with two figures embracing, and two angels lifting a soul to heaven in the upper section
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 230 x 75 x 0
Date
Year 1150-1225
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Holwierde, 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 now located in the entrance hall
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 on the left
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification The person depicted appears to be a man
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal his left arm appears to be resting on the woman's shoulder
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description a gown reaching to the knees; either a type of hat on his head or short hair which curls up at the ends
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right
Portrait of
Name unknown woman
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification Because of the dress length this person may represent a woman
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal her right hand on the chest of the man
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description a gown reaching to the ankles; a short jacket(?)
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Sarcophagus (lid)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • flowers/plants
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) In the upper section, above the portraits, two angels are lifting a human figure (a soul) to heaven. An ornamental band (with flowers?) along the edges.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7540
Personal details
Name unknown man
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7541
Personal details
Name unknown woman
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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