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Floor slab of [... ?van der] Wale (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1144
Name Floor slab of [... ?van der] Wale (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Aardenburg, St. Bavokerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Fragment of a stone incised effigial slab with an inscription along the edge interrupted by quatrefoils with heraldic shields on both sides, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the bottom corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1450
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [61] St. Bavokerk (St. Baafskerk) (St Bavo's Church (St. Baafskerk)), Aardenburg
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
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 the object is too damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name [... ?van der] Wale
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2948] [...?van der] Wale (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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)
  • stone
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 69 x 79 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: only the lower part of the slab survives
Condition Worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zeeland (Utrecht 1919), 5; no. 13
Other documentation
SKKN inventory nr. 6342-43
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The slab was already only a fragment when recorded in 1919 by P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1144] Floor slab of [... ?van der] Wale (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone incised effigial slab with an inscription along the edge interrupted by quatrefoils with heraldic shields on both sides, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the bottom corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 69 x 79 x 0
Date
Year 1430
Specified date 1430/??/14
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Aardenburg, St. Bavokerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the nave of the church
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the central field
Portrait of
Name [...?van der] Wale
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description A pleated robe with a belt around the waist and an unidentified object (purse?) hanging down from it on the right; broad-nosed shoes (a sign that the slab must be later than the transcription of the date suggests?).
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry both sides in the text
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: a star? (links: een ster?)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to [...] Wale
Person details
Person details
  • [2948] [...?van der] Wale (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription probably along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] Wale die staerf int jaer ons Heeren MCCCC ende XXX, den XIIII [...].
Translation
English translation [...] Wale, who died in the year of Our Lord 1430, the 14th of [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis?
Inscription mentioning
Name [2948] [...?van der] Wale (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The fragment shows an inscription along the right, bottom and left edges of the slab

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners (only the two in the lower corners remaining)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2948
Personal details
Name [...?van der] Wale
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1430
Additional remarks Only a part of the inscription is legible; P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins interpreted the remaining part of the effigy as probably a nun, but it is clearly a male figure in civilian dress.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins also recorded in Aardenburg (nr. 35) the slab of Jacoba van der Wale, wife of Willem filius Jacop Horne (d. 1466), with the incised effigies of a husband and wife, but this slab has not been identified.
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