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Floor slab of Johan Martens

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1472
Name Floor slab of Johan Martens
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Deventer, Lebuinuskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with allied arms inside a decorated field in the centre, an inscription along two edges, and medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [1] Grote of St. Lebuïnuskerk (St Lebuinus's Church (Grote Kerk)), Deventer
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no: all objects in the church have repeatedly been relocated
(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 didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks Inscription and/or decoration with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Johan Martens
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3477] Johan Martens (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Originally the slab may have been intended to commemorate more than one person. The bottom and left edge of the slab have, however, remained blank.
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 273 x 134 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The upper right section of the slab is somewhat worn/damaged
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 Overijssel (Utrecht 1925), 76; no. 111
  • Nalis, H.J.; Nijendaal, J.J. van, Grafzerken in de Lebuinuskerk, in: Mekking, Aart J.J., De Grote of Lebuinuskerk te Deventer: de 'Dom' van het Oversticht veelzijdig bekeken (Zutphen 1992), 160-176, 160, 172
Other documentation
• SKKN: inv. no. 10009-16, photo no. 50.801.24A/25. • HCO Deventer, Beeldbank: 10_FK2_2 : 1194 : 5481
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised nos.: 10 and 127

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1472] Floor slab of Johan Martens

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms inside a decorated field in the centre, an inscription along two edges, and medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 273 x 134 x 0
Date
Year 1556
Specified date 1556/09/29
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The year of death is uncertain, see Inscriptions
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Deventer, Lebuinuskerk
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 north aisle of the church
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the slab, shield on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: two fleurs-de-lis in pale (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: twee lelies boven elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Hanging from scrollwork
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Bloys van Treslong Prins (1925) gives an incorrect description of this shield
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the slab, shield on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: three scallop shells, 2-1; II: three holly leaves(?), 2-1 (gedeeld, I: drie jakobsschelpen, 2-1; II: drie hulstbladeren(?), 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Hanging from scrollwork
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Bloys van Treslong Prins (1925) gives an incorrect description of this shield. The sinister half of the shield may belong to the Ter Bruggen family, see MeMO memorial object ID 577, in the same church.

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the top and right edge of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [Int jaer ons heren / XVc LVI(?)] op Sant Michijls dach staerf zelige Johan Martens.
Translation
English translation In the year of our Lord 1556(?), on the (feast) day of Saint Michael, died the blessed Johan Martens.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [3477] Johan Martens (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The bracketed text is worn/damaged. This part of the transcription is taken from Bloys van Treslong Prins (1925). • The feast of St Michael the Archangel is celebrated on September 29.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a decorated field in the centre containing scrollwork, leaves, a winged cherub head, and a skull(?); medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3477
Personal details
Name Johan Martens
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1556/09/29
Additional remarks The year of death is uncertain, see Inscriptions
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
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