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Floor slab of Lutgardis von Tzevell

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1953
Name Floor slab of Lutgardis von Tzevell
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 in a niche the effigy of an abbess in relief flanked by two Ionic columns showing eight heraldic shields, two coats of arms above and illegible inscription below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
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 Ludtgardt von Zevel (Lutgardis von Tzevell)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4146] Ludtgardt von Zevel (Lutgardis von Tzevell) (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 235 x 133 x 0
Completeness
Condition The slab is badly worn; the inscription is no longer legible
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. 3
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 12825-49, photo no. 12825-49_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 [1953] Floor slab of Lutgardis von Tzevell

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with in a niche the effigy of an abbess in relief flanked by two Ionic columns showing eight heraldic shields, two coats of arms above and illegible inscription below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 235 x 133 x 0
Date
Year 1579
Specified date 1579/01/11
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
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 (third 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 in the centre, in a niche
Portrait of
Name Ludtgardt von Zevel (Lutgardis von Tzevell)
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • recumbent
Specification lying on a reed matting; head resting on the rolled-up end of the matting
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description cloak, garment with a high collar, headdress
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, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield fretty (getralied)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: unclear (helmteken: onduidelijk)
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 Tzevell
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 left column, first shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield fretty (getralied)
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 Tzevell
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 left column, second shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield a chevron (een keper)
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 Bongart
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 left column, third shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away (uitgesleten)
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 Merode
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 left column, fourth shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield a bend sinister (een linkerschuinbalk)
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 Eynenberg
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 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 accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield four bars (vier dwarsbalken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two wings (helmteken: een vlucht)
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 Brempt
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 right column, first shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield fours bars (vier dwarsbalken)
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 Brempt genaamd Van Lieck
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 right column, second shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield a passant lion (een gaande leeuw)
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 Baexem
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 right column, third shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield a cross fleury or a double snake's head cross (een lelie- of dubbel slangenkoppenkruis)
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 Dobbelstein van Doenrade
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 right column, fourth shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away (uitgesleten)
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 Beychoven
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • German/Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier ligt begraven die Ehrwurdige Edele Vrau Ludtgardt V Zevell gewesene abdissin dieses freijen stifts Susteren Frau zu Grossen Vorssen starf 1579 den 11 Januari.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the honourable, noble woman Lutgardis von Tzevell, former abbess of this free (secular?) convent of Susteren, Lady of Grand-Fresin, died [in] 1579 on January 11.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven de eerbiedwaardige, edele vrouw Lutgardis von Tzevell, gewezen abdis van dit vrije stift van Susteren, vrouwe te Groot-Vorssen, stierf [in] 1579 op 11 januari.
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4146] Ludtgardt von Zevel (Lutgardis von Tzevell) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is no longer legible. The transcription is taken from Belonje (1961).

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
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Ionic columns; wave motif along the arch of a niche; scrolling/strapwork at the top
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4146
Personal details
Name Ludtgardt von Zevel (Lutgardis von Tzevell)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1579/01/11
Additional remarks Daughter of Johan von Tzevell and Bela von Brempt
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. She was Lady of Grand-Fresin (Groot-Vorssen).
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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