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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3873
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Blokker (Oosterblokker), Cultureel Centrum Pancratius
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Worn stone lid with a staff with two crosses surmounted by circles, and zigzag lines along the edges
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1050-1100
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [943] St. Pancratiuskerk (St Pancras's Church ), Blokker (Oosterblokker)
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Several sarcophagus lids were discovered under the pews and wooden floor of the nave during the restoration of 1989
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 red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 218 x 83 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The lid is worn, especially the lower half
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
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 22)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [3873] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Worn stone lid with a staff with two crosses surmounted by circles, and zigzag lines along the edges
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 218 x 83 x 0
Date
Year 1050-1100
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Blokker (Oosterblokker), Cultureel Centrum Pancratius
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 of the former church
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 staff with two crosses: two plain arms below a circle with arms ending in semi-circles or triangles. The crosses are surmounted by a double circle flanked by two circles. The staff has a semi-circular stand. Quarter-circles in the lower circles. Zigzag lines along the edges.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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