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Floor slab of Jacobus van Sittard

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1862
Name Floor slab of Jacobus van Sittard
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Vught, Lambertuskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a Renaissance niche in which a male effigy dressed in a mantle of the Teutonic Order, the indent of a chalice, two shields held by two putti at the top, an inscription along the edge, and the evangelist symbols in corner roundels
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [430] St. Lambertuskerk (St Lambert 's Church), Vught
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Jacobus van Sittard was a priest at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(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 was placed in the crossing during the 1957 restoration and relocated once more during the 2007-2008 restoration
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 Jacobus van Zittaert (Sittard)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3996] Jacobus van Zittaert (Sittard) (male)
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 234 x 116 x 0
Completeness Incomplete. The indent of a chalice is shown above the hands of the effigy. The chalice was probably an inlaid brass plate originally.
Condition Badly broken in multiple places but little wear
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • decoration(s) removed
Specification (Brass?) chalice and host removed
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Grafzerken in de Hervormde Kerk te Vught, 1958-2007, http://www.lambertuskerkvught.nl/grafzerken; no.1
  • Bijsterveld, Arnoud-Jan A. van, Laverend tussen Kerk en Wereld. De pastoors in Noord-Brabant 1400-1570. (Nijmegen 1993); Appx. 5, p. 213, no. 1723
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Noord-Brabant I (Utrecht 1924), 232-233
  • Das-Horsmeier, Hanneke, Rondom de Vughtse Lambertus. Een studie over de St. Lambertustoren en de Hervormde Kerk (Vught 1979)
  • Vos, Rik; Leeman, Fred, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 170
Other documentation
SKKN inventory (1982)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1862] Floor slab of Jacobus van Sittard

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a Renaissance niche in which a male effigy dressed in a mantle of the Teutonic Order, the indent of a chalice, two shields held by two putti at the top, an inscription along the edge, and the evangelist symbols in corner roundels
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 234 x 116 x 0
Date
Year 1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The date of death was not filled in so the slab must have been commissioned well before Jacobus's death.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Vught, Lambertuskerk
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 portal of the church (since 2007-2008)
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 life-size figure in the centre of the slab
Portrait of
Name Jacobus van Zittaert (Sittard)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal Situated under a Renaissance niche, with the head lying on a cushion; the eyes wide open and the hands folded
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of a member of a convent/religious order
Short description mantle displaying the cross of the Teutonic Order
Attributes
Attributes
  • liturgical vessels
Specification a chalice ('floating' above his hands; brass inlay originally?)
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Jacobus van Sittard was both a commander of the Teutonic Order and a parish priest

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top of the slab, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Heraldry of religious knightly orders (St John of Jerusalem, Teutonic)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield the (black) cross of the Teutonic order (het (zwarte) kruis van de Duitse orde)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Suspended from a ribbon which is held by a putto
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Teutonic Order
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top of the slab, on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a double snake-headed cross, in an inescutchon a clover leaf (een dubbelslangenkopkruis, een hartschild waarop een klaverblad)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Suspended from a ribbon which is held by a putto
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Sittard
Person details
Person details
  • [3996] Jacobus van Zittaert (Sittard) (male)
Additional remarks
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
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sub hoc lapide requiescit venerabilis dominus Jacobus de Zittaert, investitus istius ecclesie, qui diem sue vite clausit extremum anno XVc [...].
Translation
English translation Under this stone lies the venerable sir Jacobus van Zittaert, parish priest of this church, who finished the last day of his life in the year 15[...].
Dutch translation Onder deze steen rust de eerbiedwaardige heer Jacob van Zittaert, pastoor van deze kerk, die de laatste dag van zijn leven beeindigde in het jaar 15[...].
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [3996] Jacobus van Zittaert (Sittard) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The date of death has not been completed

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
  • chalice (and host)
  • architectural decorations
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a Renaissance niche with Ionic columns and foliage decorations; the evangelist symbols in the four corner roundels; a chalice and host (brass inlay missing?)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3996
Personal details
Name Jacobus van Zittaert (Sittard)
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1454
Year/date of death 1555
Additional remarks Jacobus was over 100 years old at his death in 1555. His slab was evidently ordered prior to his death as the date was not filled in.
Social standing
Status member of a convent/religious order
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Teutonic Order
Specification Commander of the Vught commandry of the Teutonic Order
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification parish priest in Gemert; parish priest of the St. Lambertuskerk (St Lambert 's Church) in Vught
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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