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Text commemorating a foundation by Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 139
Name Text commemorating a foundation by Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Memorial tablet
Short description Pillar with an inscription regarding the foundation of a daily Mass
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St Martin´s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the transept
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
  • near an altar
  • on a pillar
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The text was/is inscribed on a pillar on the north side of the south transept, next to the floor slab of Arend Bokelaer. The altar of St Peter was located opposite the pillar and grave.
Memorial piece
Function
  • historical
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function commemorating a foundation
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for function: text
Name Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [48] Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: text on the pillar
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 sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 75 x 35 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In reasonable condition
Conservation The inscription has probably been retouched during restoration
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 provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 211; no. 64
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 108; A
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 83, 128, 289, 342, 405
  • Haslinghuis, E.J.; Peeters, C.J.A.C., De Nederlandse Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, dl. II, De provincie Utrecht, Eerste stuk, De gemeente Utrecht, Tweede aflevering, De Dom van Utrecht ('s-Gravenhage 1965), 399; 5
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-252, photo no. 967-252_1 (SKKN record of 1978: inv. no. 57); RCE: object no. 52.928, adlib priref 20232291
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The text on the pillar stipulates that a daily Mass was to be celebrated at the altar of St Peter, opposite the pillar and the grave of Arend Bokelaer. The altar was also known as the 'Bokelearsaltaar' (altar of Bokelaer) in the 16th century.

Single piece (front) of [139] Text commemorating a foundation by Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Pillar with an inscription regarding the foundation of a daily Mass
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 75 x 35 x 0
Date
Year ca.1514
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification
Additional remarks Archival documents indicate that the daily Masses may have commenced in 1514
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The text is inscribed on a pillar on the north side of the south transept, next to the floor slab of Arend Bokelaer
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription west side of the pillar
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Arnoldus Bokelaer, canonicus Traiectensis, fundavit unam missam cotidianam, per vicarios vicissitudinales celebrandam in altari Sancti Petri, ex opposito sepulcri sui filii, cum missa Sancte Crucis incipiendam.
Translation
English translation Arend Bokelaer, canon of the Dom Church of Utrecht, founded a daily Mass, to be celebrated by the alternate chantry priests at the altar of St Peter, situated opposite the grave of his sun, starting with the Mass of the Holy Cross.
Dutch translation Arend Bokelaer, kanunnik van de Domkerk van Utrecht, fundeerde een dagelijkse mis, te celebreren door de wisselende vicarissen op het altaar van Petrus, gelegen tegenover het graf van zijn zoon, te beginnen met de Mis van het Heilige Kruis.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [48] Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 48
Personal details
Name Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1522/11/22
Additional remarks He may have originated from Dordrecht
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht from 22 September 1487; parish priest of the Buurkerk in Utrecht (1499-1522); parish priest in Wassenaar?
Additional remarks
Additional remarks He founded a daily Mass at the altar of St Peter in the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk in Utrecht
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