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Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1954
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s) (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 an inscription in a strapwork cartouche, and a decorated border showing heraldry, an inscription, a skull and flowers/fruit
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
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 See '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 didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Inscription and/or decoration with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’. • 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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Unknown whether the slab commemorated one or more persons: the inscription(s) and the heraldry that are visible on the fragment do not provide sufficient information
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 102 x 66 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: only the lower left section of the original slab remains
Condition The fragment is slightly worn and shows some damages
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.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 10763-7, photo nos. 50.804.16 and 50.804.17
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1954] Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with an inscription in a strapwork cartouche, and a decorated border showing heraldry, an inscription, a skull and flowers/fruit
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 102 x 66 x 0
Date
Year 1525-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks The slab must have been made before 1572, the year in which the monastic church of Windesheim was demolished
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 outside the church, in the grass.
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 at the lower left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield A fess, and over all a checky saltire (Een dwarsbalk en over alles heen een geschaakt schuinkruis)
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 IJsselsteijn?
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 upper left
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Quarterly, I and IV: three zules, 2-1; II and III: three bars of vair (Gevierendeeld, I en IV: drie zuilen, 2-1; II en III: drie dwarsbalken van vair)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription below the skull; location on the slab unknown
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Mors nemini parcit.
Translation
English translation Death spares no one.
Dutch translation De dood spaart niemand.
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the strapwork cartouche; location on the slab unknown
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno [...] Au [...] Ko [...].
Translation
English translation In the year [...]
Dutch translation In het jaar [...]
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
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)
  • flowers/plants
  • animals (pets/other)
  • fruit
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) strapwork cartouche; winged cherub head; ribbons; flowers, fruit and foliage; skull; animal
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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