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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 3625
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Fragment of a tapered stone lid with a (human) figure in the central field, and decorations on the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1150-1200
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [190] Dominicanen (Jacopijnen) (Convent of Dominican Friars (Jacopijnen)), Leeuwarden
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; 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
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 blonde sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 96 x 81 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the lower half of the lid is missing
Condition The fragment is badly worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Sarcophagus (lid) of [3625] 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 (human) figure in the central field, and decorations on the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 96 x 81 x 0
Date
Year 1150-1200
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
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 north aisle, west corner
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation See for instance MeMO memorial objects IDs 1293 and 1348, which are stylistically similar and still complete
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the central field
Portrait of
Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Unclear whether the figure is in fact an effigy

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) mirrored volute motifs on three edges
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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