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Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 925
Name Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Sculpture showing the Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portrait and saint
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1475-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Zwolle, Arnt van
Original institution(s)
Original institution [322] Kartuizers (Bethlehem) (Carthusian Monastery (Bethlehem)), Roermond
Arguments
Specification Possible original institution
Still in original institution? no
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
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function possibly the central part of a small altar
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2585] unknown male member of a convent (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
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)
  • wood
Specification oak
Traces of polychromy? traces of the original polychromy visible
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 54 x 40 x 0
Completeness Not completely intact: among other things, three crosses are missing from the top of the sculpture. Furthermore, a banderole used to connect the hands of the portrayed man with those of his patron saint, see museum catalogue 1973.
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Roadside chapel in Boukoul near Swalmen (until 1956)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Voorloopige lijst der Nederlandsche Monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst VIII: De provincie Limburg (The Hague 1926), 572
  • Leeuwenberg, J.; Halsema-Kubes, W., Beeldhouwkunst in het Rijksmuseum (The Hague 1973)
  • Pansters, K., Het geheim van de stilte. De besloten wereld van de Roermondse Kartuizers (Zwolle 2009), 194-195
  • Scholten, F., 'Daar krijgen we een hoop gedonder mee', de affaire van de beeldengroep uit Boukoul, Bulletin van het Rijksmuseum 54 (2006), 461-467
  • Timmers, J.J.M., Houten beelden. De houtsculptuur in de Noordelijke Nederlanden tijdens de late Middeleeuwen (Amsterdam 1949), 38-39
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [925] Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent, and an unknown male saint
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 54 x 40 x 0
Date
Year ca.1480
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum
Collection Sculpture & Applied Art
Collection identifier BK-1956-31
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Zwolle, Arnt van
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown male member of a convent
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of a member of a convent
Short description white scapular worn over a habit of the same colour
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed man is a Carthusian

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name unknown male saint
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
Specification
Gesture
  • hand on the shoulder or back of a commemorated person
Specification left hand on the shoulder of the commemorated person; right hand points to Christ
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This saint is perhaps an apostle

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2585
Personal details
Name unknown male member of a convent
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Carthusian
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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