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Floor slab of Barbara van Schoonhoven

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1945
Name Floor slab of Barbara van Schoonhoven
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Susteren, Amelbergakerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with the effigy of an abbess in relief, Renaissance architecture showing a heraldic shield and decorations, evangelist symbols inside medallions in the corners and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [924] Susteren, Benedictinessen (Susteren, Benedictine Nuns), Susteren
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification The commemorated person was abbess of this convent
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
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 Barbara von Schonhoven (Barbara van Schoonhoven)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4144] Barbara von Schonhoven (Barbara van Schoonhoven) (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 limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 280 x 120 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is badly worn; the inscription is hard to read
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Belonje, J., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Limburg, Publications de la Société Historique et Archéologique dans le Limbourg 96-97 (1960), , 283; no. 2
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 12825-48, photo no. 12825-48_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks In the 19th century, the slabs of the Amelbergakerk - particularly those that were situated near the communion benches - were built into the walls of the side aisles. This relocation was ordered by Mgr. Van Bommel, bishop of Liege.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1945] Floor slab of Barbara van Schoonhoven

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with the effigy of an abbess in relief, Renaissance architecture showing a heraldic shield and decorations, evangelist symbols inside medallions in the corners and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 280 x 120 x 0
Date
Year 1545
Specified date 1545/01/29
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Susteren, Amelbergakerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is built into the wall of the south aisle (second from the east)
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 centre of the slab, between two columns
Portrait of
Name Barbara von Schonhoven (Barbara van Schoonhoven)
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 uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal • Posture: combination of standing and recumbent. The pleats of the garment suggest that Barbara is standing, while the pillow implies a recumbent pose. • Hands folded.
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of a member of a convent
Short description habit, veil
Attributes
Attributes
  • staff
Specification abbess staff
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The commemorated person was an abbess

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry top of the slab, above the effigy
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: (?); II: (?) (gedeeld, I: het gevierendeelde wapen Van Aerschot-Schoonhoven; II: Cotterea)
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 Barbara van Schoonhoven
Person details
Person details
  • [4144] Barbara von Schonhoven (Barbara van Schoonhoven) (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 along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • German/Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier light begraben [...] Barbara vo[n] Schonhove[n] abdisse tzo susteren[n] und vr zo waenro (?) le[...] begraue bid [...]
Translation
English translation Here lies buried [...] Barbara van Schoonhoven abbess in Susteren and Lady of Waanrode(?) [...] buried pray [...]
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven [...] Barbara van Schoonhoven abdis te Susteren en vrouwe te Waanrode(?) [...] begraven bid [...]
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4144] Barbara von Schonhoven (Barbara van Schoonhoven) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
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)
  • architectural decorations
  • flowers/plants
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) evangelist symbols inside medallions; Renaissance aedicula which shows foliage, flowers, volutes and the head of a winged putto (pediment)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4144
Personal details
Name Barbara von Schonhoven (Barbara van Schoonhoven)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1545/01/29
Additional remarks Full name: Barbara van Aerschot van Schoonhoven. Daughter of Hendrik van Schoonhoven and Jeanne Cottereau.
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification abbess of the convent in Susteren, which was a secular convent for women of noble birth
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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