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Tomb monument of Jan van Arkel III and Mabelia van Voorne

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1261
Name Tomb monument of Jan van Arkel III and Mabelia van Voorne
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Gorinchem, Grote of St. Maartenskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb monument
Short description Stone, freestanding chest tomb with recumbent effigies of a husband and wife and canopies above
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1300-1350
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [849] HH Maartens- en Vincentiuskerk (SS Martin's and Vincentius's Church), Gorinchem
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
  • object is in the rebuilt institution
Specification The tomb was placed in the medieval church, which was demolished in 1844 and replaced in 1849 with the present St Martin's church. The tomb cover was rediscovered under the floor only in 1916.
Still in original institution? 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 and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party. • No information is available about possible other functions, because only the two gisants of the commemorated couple still exist.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jan van Arkel III and Mabelia van Voorne
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3162] Jan van Arkel III (male)
  • [3163] Mabelia van Voorne (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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 Namur stone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition
Conservation The tomb cover is now lying on a modern masonry base
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Tummers, H. A. , Het grafmonument van een heer Van Arkel en zijn vrouw te Gorinchem., Bulletin Stichting Oude Hollandse Kerken 17 (1983), 3-14, 3-14
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Chest tomb: tomb cover of [1261] Tomb monument of Jan van Arkel III and Mabelia van Voorne

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Short description
Short description Recumbent effigies of a husband and wife with canopies above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1313
Specified date 1313/02/26
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification Mabelia predeceased her husband in 1313
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Gorinchem, Grote of St. Maartenskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on a slab to the right of the female effigy
Portrait of
Name Jan van Arkel III
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal Lying with his feet on a lion(?), hands held in prayer
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • shield
  • animal(s)
Specification A lion(?) as a footrest
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on a slab to the left of the male effigy
Portrait of
Name Mabelia van Voorne
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal Feet resting on two little dogs, hands raised in prayer
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • animal(s)
Specification Two lapdogs as footrests
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on a large shield hanging from the male effigy's left arm
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield two embattled and counter embattled fesses (twee beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalken)
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 Van Arkel
Person details
Person details
  • [3162] Jan van Arkel III (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3162
Personal details
Name Jan van Arkel III
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1324/12/24
Additional remarks Jan van Arkel was married to Mabelia van Voorne
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3163
Personal details
Name Mabelia van Voorne
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1313/02/26
Additional remarks Mabelia van Voorne was married to Jan van Arkel III around 1305
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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