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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s); floor slab of an unknown priest

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 30
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s); floor slab of an unknown priest
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/slab with a heraldic shield showing a chalice with host (added later)
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1000-1300
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [85] St. Stevenskerk (St Stephen's Church), Holwierde
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab was earlier located in the choir, near the door to the nave
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks For both the sarcaphagus lid and the floor slab only a liturgical/religious function can be deduced
Original function sarcophagus lid (based on the tapered shape and the traces of decorations(?))
Change in function floor slab
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7534] unknown priest (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification this concerns the later use of the object (as a floor slab)
Additional remarks The original commemorated party - for whom the sarcophagus lid was made - is unknown. It is unlikely that there was any relation between the person commemorated on the slab and the person(s) buried in the sarcophagus.
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 215 x 71 x 0
Completeness The two lower corners are missing
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry added
Specification A heraldic shield added when the sarcophagus lid was altered into a floor slab
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst; deel VI: De Provincie Groningen; eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 48
  • Steensma, Regnerus, Groninger priesterzerken, Groninger kerken 26 (2009), 40-44; 40-41
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 14441-13
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Sarcophagus (lid) of [30] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s); floor slab of an unknown priest

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid/slab with a heraldic shield showing a chalice with host (added later)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 215 x 71 x 0
Date
Year 1000-1300
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks date of reuse: ca. 1400-1550?
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/slab is placed against a wall in the entrance hall of the church
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper half of the lid/slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Professional arms of priests
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield a chalice with an issuant host (een kelk met een uitkomende hostie)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Sarcophagus (lid)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Traces of the original decorations of the sarcophagus lid? (staves in the centre and/or geometrical motifs above the shield?)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7534
Personal details
Name unknown priest
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification priest in Holwierde?
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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