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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 3882
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Velsen-Zuid, Engelmunduskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Fragment of a stone lid with geometric patterns, and a sitting figure which was added later
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1000-1050
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [774] Engelmunduskerk (St Engelmundus's Church), Velsen-Zuid
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function Sarcophagus lid (based on the decorations)
Change in function For some time, the lid was bricked in above a Romanesque gate in the south wall of the church, functioning as tympanum (supporting beam or wall filling).
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 217 x 55 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the lid's right-hand side is missing
Condition The lid is broken and badly worn, apart from the sitting figure
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • decoration(s) added
Specification The sitting figure was added later (ca. 1100-1150)
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information and photograph provided by Christine Waslander and Peter Homan (inv. no. II 9)

Sarcophagus (lid) of [3882] 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 geometric patterns, and a sitting figure which was added later
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 217 x 55 x 0
Date
Year 1000-1050
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Velsen-Zuid, Engelmunduskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The lid is located in a niche in the north aisle
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)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • geometric patterns
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) geometric patterns (original decoration); a sitting figure (added decoration)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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