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Floor slab of Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1538
Name Floor slab of Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz.
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Gapinge, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk (Mariakerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone effigial slab with an incised female effigy in a niche with Gothic tracery, and a Lombardic inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1300-1325
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [266] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Our Lady's Church), Gapinge
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably 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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Floor slab of Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6161] Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz. (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
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 Blue hardstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 231 x 114 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Badly worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Voorloopige lijst der Nederlandsche monumenten der geschiedenis en kunst VI: De provincie Zeeland (Utrecht 1922), 275
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zeeland (Utrecht 1919), 58
  • Dijk, H. van, Vloerzerken in Zeeland. Vloerzerken met persoonsvoorstellingen ca. 1300-1600, deel twee (Nijmegen 1988), 35
Other documentation
SKKN inventory 6431(but dated much too late here).
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The transcription by P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins is inaccurate and incomplete.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1538] Floor slab of Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone effigial slab with incised female effigy in a niche with Gothic tracery, and a Lombardic inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 231 x 114 x 0
Date
Year 1311
Specified date 1311/01/06
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks The year probably reads 1304.
Holding institution
Holding institution Gapinge, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk (Mariakerk)
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 nave
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 central field, under the arch
Portrait of
Name Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz.
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal Hands folded in prayer.
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description Head covered by a wimple; long outer robe falling down in elegant folds and revealing her underskirt; shoes with pointed toes.
Attributes
Attributes
  • animal(s)
Specification Two dogs at her feet, looking in different directions
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 all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leghet Lisebette Willem filius Gillis wiif die starf s dondersdaghes naer dartiendach anno domini M CCC XI. Bit over hare.
Translation
English translation Here lies Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz., who died on the Thursday after Twelfth Night in the year of Our Lord 1311. Pray for her.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Lombardic uncials
Inscription mentioning
Name [6161] Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz. (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [3569] Willem Gillisz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • animals (pets/other)
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Arch with Gothic tracery, including a trefoil arch at the top.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3569
Personal details
Name Willem Gillisz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Willem Gillisz. was married to Lisebette, who died in 1304.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6161
Personal details
Name Lisebette, wife of Willem Gillisz.
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1311/01/06
Additional remarks Lisebette's expensive early slab shows her status and importance. She probably died in 1304: the date cannot be read with complete certainty.
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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