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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 3853
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Hellum, Walfriduskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Fragment of a stone lid with a decorated semi-circular base on which three staves, and decorations along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1000-1050
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [942] St. Walfriduskerk (St Walfridus's Church), Hellum
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The lid was discovered on the west side of the choir
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function sarcophagus lid (based on 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 yellow sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 87 x 74 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: a fragment. The upper half of the lid is missing.
Condition The lid is somewhat worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Width: 74 cm at the top and 64 cm at the bottom
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Waslander, Christine; Homan, Peter, Dekselse graven. Noordnederlandse grafsculptuur in de elfde en twaalfde eeuw (Meppel 1991)
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information and photographs provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 56)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [3853] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone lid with a decorated semi-circular base on which three staves, and decorations along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 87 x 74 x 0
Date
Year 1000-1050
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Hellum, Walfriduskerk
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 choir
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
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Mirrored volute motifs on all edges. A mirrored volute motif inside a semi-circular base on which three staves. The central staff originally probably ended in a cross or knob, the staves on the sides were crosiers (see for instance MeMO Memorial Object ID 1408).
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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