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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3229
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Ter Apel, Klooster Ter Apel
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone lid with a crosier inside a central frame, a vertical band interrupted by three lozenges on each side, and two diagonal crosses flanking a semi-circle at the top and bottom
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1050-1100
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Still in original institution? no
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function sarcophagus lid (based on the tapered shape and the decorations)
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 195 x 67 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: losses along the bottom and left edge
Condition The lid is slightly worn. Two breaks across the width of the lid.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The lid was discovered in 1964 during groundwork on the site of the churchyard of the former church of Steerwolde, near Thesinge. The church was probably built in the 13th century which implies that the lid does not originate from this church.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Oever, Haye van den , Opgravingen te Steerwolde, nabij Thesinge, 1964, http://www.thesinge.com/historie/historie-thesinge/opgravingen-te-steerwolde-nabij-thesinge-1964.php
  • Waslander, Christine; Homan, Peter, Dekselse graven. Noordnederlandse grafsculptuur in de elfde en twaalfde eeuw (Meppel 1991)
Other documentation
SKKN: Museum Het Klooster, Ter Apel, inv. no. 16467-28, photo M 9.26A
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information and photographs provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 25)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [3229] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone lid with a crosier inside a central frame, a vertical band interrupted by three lozenges on each side, and two diagonal crosses flanking a semi-circle at the top and bottom
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 195 x 67 x 0
Date
Year 1050-1100
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Ter Apel, Klooster Ter Apel
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections on loan from the Groninger Museum
Alternative of previous identifiers 1966.0156
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
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
  • religious attributes or symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A cross staff topped with a crosier inside a frame (centre). A vertical band interrupted by three lozenges (sides). Two diagonal crosses flanking a semi-circle from which two diverging rays (top and bottom).
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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