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Sarcophagus of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3879
Name Sarcophagus of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Vries, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Tapered stone chest and lid, the latter with drove work along the edges
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1000-1100
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [78] St. Bonifatiuskerk (St Boniface's Church), Vries
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The sarcophagus was discovered during the restoration of the church in 1948, outside the north wall
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(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 The chest and lid most likely belong together
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 151 x 78 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: pieces missing from the foot end, both in the chest and the lid.
Condition The sarcophagus is worn. Breaks in the top of the lid.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The above-mentioned dimensions are those of the lid. Width: 78 cm at the top and 56 cm at the bottom.
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Kuiken, Kees, Zandstenen grafkisten in middeleeuws Drenthe, Nieuwe Drentse Volksalmanak 123 (2006), 153-170
  • Waslander, Christine; Homan, Peter, Dekselse graven. Noordnederlandse grafsculptuur in de elfde en twaalfde eeuw (Meppel 1991)
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The sarcophagus still contained a skeleton when it was found in 1948. • Information and photograph provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 4)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [3879] Sarcophagus of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone chest and lid, the latter with drove work along the edges
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 151 x 78 x 0
Date
Year 1000-1100
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Vries, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The chest and lid are located in the museum of the church, in the basement of the consistory
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 pattern
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Lid: drove work along the edges. Chest, interior: drove work, and staves/columns in the corners.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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