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Floor slab of Elisabeth van Matenesse

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1597
Name Floor slab of Elisabeth van Matenesse
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Rijnsburg, Grote- of Laurentiuskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield hanging from a branch, and an inscription above
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [592] Rijnsburg, Benedictinessenabdij (Rijnsburg Abbey, Benedictine Nuns), Rijnsburg
Arguments
  • object is in the rebuilt institution
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification Elisabeth was an abbess at Rijnsburg Abbey
Still in original institution? no
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 The slab is now situated in the local church of Rijnsburg where the abbey church once stood
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks no information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Elisabeth van Matenesse
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3653] Elisabeth van Matenesse (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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 limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 301 x 167 x 0
Completeness The slab appears complete, but is partly hidden under the church pews
Condition Very worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Rijnsburg, Rijnsburg Abbey; Rijnsburg, Grote- of Laurentiuskerk
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 Zuid-Holland, part IIb (Utrecht 1922), 438
  • Kuile, E.H. ter, De Nederlandsche monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst VII. De provincie Zuid-Holland, 1e stuk: Leiden en Westelijk Rijnland (The Hague 1944), 192
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 3069-39 (2006)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1597] Floor slab of Elisabeth van Matenesse

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield hanging from a branch, and an inscription above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 300 x 167 x 0
Date
Year 1494
Specified date 1494/11/04
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Rijnsburg, Grote- of Laurentiuskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility Partly hidden under the church pews
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the north aisle, in between the church pews
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 lower half of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield on a bend three six-pointed stars (een schuinbalk beladen met drie zespuntige sterren)
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 a guige over a raguly branch
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Matenesse
Person details
Person details
  • [3653] Elisabeth van Matenesse (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the upper part of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Bidt voor vrouwe Elisabeth van Matenesse, abdisse des cloesters van Reynsburg, hier begraven in het jaer ons Heren 1494 den vierden dach in November.
Translation
English translation Pray for the Lady Elisabeth van Matenesse, abbess of the convent of Rijnsburg, buried here in the year of our Lord 1494 on the fourth day in November.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [3653] Elisabeth van Matenesse (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3653
Personal details
Name Elisabeth van Matenesse
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1494
Additional remarks Elisabeth was the daughter of Adriaan van Matenesse and Alijt van Spangen
Social standing
Status member of a convent/religious order
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Benedictine
Specification abbess at Rijnsburg Abbey, an Benedictine abbey exclusively for women of noble birth
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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