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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3234
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(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 Fragment of a tapered stone lid with a Latin cross in the centre and palmette-like quarter-circles in the upper corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1050-1100
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [792] Essen, Cisterciënzerinnen (Jesse) (Essen Abbey, Cistercian Nuns (Jesse)), Essen
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The lid was found in the former churchyard of the abbey
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; 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
Original function Sarcophagus lid (based on the tapered shape and the decorations)
Change in function Until 1891, the lid was part of the pavement of a worker's house
Remarks about function The chest and lid do not belong together
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 114 x 70 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: a fragment. The lower half of the lid is missing.
Condition The fragment is worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Width: 70 cm at the top and 64 cm at the bottom
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Martin, H., Vroeg-middeleeuwse zandstenen sarcophagen in Friesland en elders in Nederland (Drachten 1957), 61; no. 39; figure 39
  • 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. 16467-32
Additional remarks
Additional remarks •The chest and lid do not belong together. • Information and photographs provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 21).

Sarcophagus (lid) of [3234] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a tapered stone lid with a Latin cross in the centre and palmette-like quarter-circles in the upper corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 114 x 70 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 since 1976
Alternative of previous identifiers 0000.0454
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)
  • religious attributes or symbols
  • geometric patterns
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A Latin cross in the centre and palmette-like quarter-circles in the upper corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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