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Floor slab of priests of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1404
Name Floor slab of priests of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Gouda, Janskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Worn stone slab with the engraved effigies of two priests, each with a chalice and host, worn inscriptions above and below, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [216] Grote of St. Johannes de Doperkerk (St. Janskerk) (St John the Baptist's Church (St. Janskerk)), Gouda
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
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 holders of the same office or members of the same corporation or religious order: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name priests of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7192] priest(s) of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons office holders/officials (ecclesiastical or public office)
Relation specification
Additional remarks No names are mentioned in the inscription along the edge. The floor slab covered a communal grave for priests.
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 195 x 128 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the lower edge has been cut down so that the inscription along the bottom edge has been lost
Condition The slab is worn and shows some damages in the lower part
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Inscriptions in Roman majuscules added above and below the effigies, which are now virtually illegible. The lower inscription commemorated Lijsbeth Deghenaer (d. 1631).
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • mark(s)
Specification A mark in the round shape at the feet of the left-hand effigy?
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zuid-Holland, part I (Utrecht 1922), 259
  • van Dolder-de Wit, Henny, Mijn voeten lopen over oude stenen ... Vier eeuwen begraven in de Sint-Janskerk. Over grafsteden, zerken, klokluiden en nog veel meer (Gouda 2010), 10
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1404] Floor slab of priests of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with the engraved effigies of two priests, each with a chalice and host, worn inscriptions above and below, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 195 x 128 x 0
Date
Year 1500-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Gouda, Janskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the north-west end of the church, near window 1C
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 on the left side of the slab
Portrait of
Name priest(s) of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal head inclined to the right, hands crossed across the abdomen
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description most likely a surplice worn over a cassock
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
  • liturgical vessels
Specification an almuce worn around the neck; a chalice and host 'floating' above the hands
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks A round shape with a mark(?) at his feet
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right side of the slab
Portrait of
Name priest(s) of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal head inclined to the left; hands crossed across the abdomen
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description most likely a surplice worn over a cassock
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
  • liturgical vessels
Specification an almuce worn around the neck; a chalice and host 'floating' above the hands
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along three edges of the slab (four originally)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sepulcra rectorum et sociorum huius domus. Beati, qui in Domino moriuntur et qui in Cristo visicabi [...] in secula seclorum laudabint et requiescant in sancta pace.
Translation
English translation Graves of the rectors and brothers of this house. Blessed those who die in the Lord and who in Christ […] in centuries of centuries they will worship and may they rest in holy peace.
Dutch translation Graven van de rectors en broeders van dit huis. Zalig zij die in de Heer sterven en die in Christus […] in eeuwen der eeuwen zullen zij aanbidden en mogen zij rusten in heilige vrede.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7192] priest(s) of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The inscription along the bottom edge is lost. • The transcription of the word 'visicabi' is dubious. • For the Latin form 'laudabint' read 'laudabunt' (future plural).

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Both figures are shown with a chalice and host
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7192
Personal details
Name priest(s) of the Gouda St John the Baptist's Church
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
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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