The sarcophagus chest, called this because of the form of the lid with two slopes. The side edges are finished with characteristic pinnacles. Its main structural elements are thick pillars-legs into which horizontal boards are embedded. The legs are cut at the bottom on the inside. The recessed boards are connected in such a way that the lower edge of one is inserted into the groove made in the crest of the other - "tongue and groove". The lid is fixed on pegs in the upper edges of the rear pillar- legs. From the front, there is a lock inside, and a lining is visible on the outside. Inside, on the top right, there are cuts left from the so-called half-box. The chest has a natural dark color of wood, which was probably caused by deliberate fumigation of the wood.
The chest is decorated with engraved shallow geometric patterns. The decoration takes the form of a diagonal grid on the top of the lid. There is an engraving resembling a herringbone on the legs and upper boards of the face. Crosses are carved on the gable walls and side boards of the lid.
Item: sarcophagus chest
Material, technique: beech wood chest with a post and plank structure, made using the carpentry technique, decorated with the woodcarving technique - poring
Dimensions: height 69 cm, width 87 cm, depth 52.5 cm
Creation time: the end of the 19th century
Origin: occurring in the areas inhabited by the Lemkos, comes from Wisłok Dolny
Owner: The Rural Architecture Museum of Sanok(File size: 0.80 MB, format: PDF)