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Remnants of a memorial piece of Gijsbert Petersz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 151
Name Remnants of a memorial piece of Gijsbert Petersz.
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Remnants of a memorial piece; a possible heraldic shield, and the stone tablet with memorial text remain
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St MartinĀ“s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated person was a chantry priest at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the cloister
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks located in the west arm of the cloister, on the wall of the seventh bay (left-hand side)
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial piece; marker of a grave
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for functions: memorial text
Name Ghijsbertus Petri (Gijsbert Petersz.)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [154] Ghijsbertus Petri (Gijsbert Petersz.) (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
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 41 x 66 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: a fragment. The shape of the tablet suggests that it was originally surmounted by a religious image.
Condition Damaged and worn. The text is hard to read.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The memorial piece has been in the cloister of old
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), 212; no. 65
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 299, 343; no. 132
  • Peeters, C.J.A.C.; Haslinghuis, E.J., 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), 478; 13
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Clergymen, lay officials and scholars of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) were buried in the cloister. The epitaphs of the commemorated persons were inscribed on tablets which were built into the cloister walls. Each bay contained three graves.

Single piece (front) of [151] Remnants of a memorial piece of Gijsbert Petersz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Remnants of a memorial piece; a possible heraldic shield, and the stone tablet with memorial text remain
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 41 x 66 x 0
Date
Year 1478
Specified date 1478/01/30
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
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 tablet is located in the west arm of the cloister, on the wall of the seventh bay (left-hand side)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry below the text tablet, in the centre?
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Spade shield
Specification
Description of the shield Heraldic shield?, polychromy lost? - (Heraldisch schild?, polychromie verdwenen?)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the tablet
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hic iacet sepultus honorabilis dominus Ghijsbertus Petri, prebendatus prebenda animarum huius eccelesie Traiectensis, qui obiit anno Domini MCCCCLXXVIII XXX Januarii.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the honourable sir Gijsbert Petersz., holder of a prebend of souls at this Utrecht church, who died in the year of the Lord 1478 on January 30.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven de eerwaarde heer Gijsbert Petersz., houder van een zielprebende in deze Utrechtse kerk, die stierf in het jaar des Heren 1478 op 30 januari.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [154] Ghijsbertus Petri (Gijsbert Petersz.) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The text is hard to read. Transcription taken from Bloys van Treslong Prins.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 154
Personal details
Name Ghijsbertus Petri (Gijsbert Petersz.)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1478/01/30
Additional remarks He was buried in the cloister of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
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
Specification 'prebendatus prebenda animarum' (prebendary who was responsible for the cure of souls) and chantry priest of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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