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Floor slab of Dirck van Herxen and another priest (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1950
Name Floor slab of Dirck van Herxen and another priest (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Windesheim, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with the effigy of a priest holding a chalice, a pointed arch above, an inscription along the edge and a quatrefoil with evangelist symbol in the upper right corner
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1425-1475
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [433] Windesheim, Regulieren (Windesheim Monastery, Regular Canons), Windesheim
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Dirck van Herxen was buried in the monastic church of Windesheim. See also 'Provenance'.
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
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are holders of the same office or members of the same corporation or religious order: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Theodricus de Herxen (Dirck van Herxen) and another priest
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4145] Theodricus de Herxen (Dirck van Herxen) (male)
  • [7571] unknown priest (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons office holders/officials (ecclesiastical or public office)
Relation specification Dirck van Herxen is known to have been a priest; the unknown person was probably a priest as well: both men are called 'heer' (sir)
Additional remarks Dirck van Herxen was the second rector of the Brethren of the Common Life ('Fraterhuis') in Zwolle. The first rector, Gerard Scadde van Calcar (d. 1409), was buried in the same grave.
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 147 x 80 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: only the upper right part remains of what may once have been a much larger slab
Condition The fragment is worn and shows cracks
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance After the demolition of the monastic church of Windesheim, the slab was used as a threshold in a farm until 1870. In 1870/71, the slab was moved inside the protestant church of Windesheim, the former brewery of the monastery. Later on, the slab was transferred to the lawn outside the church. Since 2005 the slab is located inside the church.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
SKKN inv. no. 10763-6, photo nos. 50.804.16 and 50.804.17
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1950] Floor slab of Dirck van Herxen and another priest (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with the effigy of a priest holding a chalice, a pointed arch above, an inscription along the edge and a quatrefoil with evangelist symbol in the upper right corner
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 147 x 80 x 0
Date
Year 1457
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Windesheim, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Originally the brewery of the monastery of Windesheim. The slab is located inside the church, placed against the north wall.
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 in the centre of the original slab
Portrait of
Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal The figure is shown with his head on a cushion
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb and chasuble
Attributes
Attributes
  • liturgical vessels
Specification holding a chalice
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Unclear whether this is Dirck van Herxen or the other (unidentified) priest who is commemorated in the slab

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription probably along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription iacent venerabiles [...] devoti viri, dominus Theodricus de Herxen et d[...].
Translation
English translation lie the honourable [...] devout men, sir Dirck van Herxen and [sir...].
Dutch translation rusten de eerzame [...] devote mannen, heer Dirck van Herxen en [heer ...].
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7571] unknown priest (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4145] Theodricus de Herxen (Dirck van Herxen) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The fragment shows an inscription along the top and right edges of the slab

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
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) one remaining quatrefoil in which an evangelist symbol (angel with banderole); pointed arch with tracery, crockets and a finial
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4145
Personal details
Name Theodricus de Herxen (Dirck van Herxen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1381
Year/date of death 1457/03/21
Additional remarks Son of Herman toe Noordbergen (Noertberghe) and Griete van Windesheim. Dirck probably originated from the hamlet of Herxen, near Windesheim. He studied at the chapter school in Deventer and subsequently became a Brother of the Common Life of the 'Fraterhuis' in Zwolle. There, he was ordained a priest (see also below). Dirck died when he was about 76 years old. He was buried in the monastic church of Windesheim.
Social standing
Status member of a convent/religious order
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Brethren of the Common Life
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification Second rector (ca. 1409/10-1457) and 'omnium devotorum generalis pater’ (1424-1457) of the Brethren of the Common Life ('Fraterhuis') in Zwolle
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7571
Personal details
Name unknown priest
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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