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Floor slab of Petrus van Zuyren

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2021
Name Floor slab of Petrus van Zuyren
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Beesd, Landgoed Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt (Mariënwaerdt Estate)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of an abbot in relief inside an aedicula which has saints as herms, two heraldic shields above and below, and a strapwork cartouche with inscription at the bottom
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [830] Mariënwaard, Premonstratenzers (Marienwaard Abbey, Premonstratensians), Beesd
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Petrus van Zuyren was abbot of this abbey, from 1545 until 1561
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • location unknown
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab was located in Mariënwaard Abbey or its church. The complex burnt down in the second half of the 16th century. In the 20th century, the slab was discovered in a farm, where it functioned as threshold.
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and historical/political
Grave findings
Additional remarks The inscription refers to a historical fact, i.e. to one or more donations or foundations by the commemorated party.
Original function Floor slab
Change in function The slab functioned as threshold for a long time
Remarks about function
Name Petrus Zurenus (Petrus/Peter van Zuyren/Suyren)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2445] Petrus Zurenus (Petrus/Peter van Zuyren/Suyren) (male)
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 260 x 137 x 0
Completeness Largely complete: a small piece missing from the right edge
Condition In overall good condition. Minor damages and a horizontal break.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Beaufort, R.F.P. de; Berg, Herma van den, De Betuwe ('s-Gravenhage 1968), 29
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks In January 1550, Petrus van Zuyren purchased a lot of blue limestone for wells and a floor slab

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2021] Floor slab of Petrus van Zuyren

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of an abbot in relief inside an aedicula which has saints as herms, two heraldic shields above and below, and a strapwork cartouche with inscription at the bottom
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 260 x 137 x 0
Date
Year 1563
Specified date 1563/12/15
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Beesd, Landgoed Heerlijkheid Mariënwaerdt (Mariënwaerdt Estate)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in a shed on the estate
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation See also MeMO memorial object ID 887: 'Christ among the Doctors with devotional portrait of Petrus van Zuyren', a stained-glass window in the Janskerk (St John's Church) in Gouda
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 slab
Portrait of
Name Petrus Zurenus (Petrus/Peter van Zuyren/Suyren)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
Specification
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal The man's head rests on a cushion. Eyes closed?
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description Gloves, an alb and a chasuble with a Y-cross. This cross is decorated with leaves, flowers, fruit and - at the top - the shield of the Van Zuyren family.
Attributes
Attributes
  • liturgical vessels
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
  • staff
Specification Holding a chalice. A crosier to the man's right, a mitre to his left.
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The depicted man was an abbot

Heraldry

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 Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield A cross paty, a chief indented (Een breedarmig kruis, een hoekig schildhoofd)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Supported by a putto
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Zuyren
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 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 Two pales (Twee palen)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Supported by a putto
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield On a fess a roundle (Een dwarsbalk beladen met een koek)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Suspended from a belt
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the lower 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 Three clover leaves, 2-1 (Drie klaverbladen, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Suspended from a belt
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 on the entablature of the aedicula
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Virtus per aerumnas.
Translation
English translation Virtue through troubles.
Dutch translation Deugd via moeiten.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Motto of the Cuijck Van Mierop family. Mariënwaard Abbey was founded by the widow of Hendrik van Cuijk in 1129.
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the strapwork cartouche at the bottom
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Obiit reverendus in Christo pater, dominus Petrus Zurenus Zutfanus, huius monasterii abbas, qui multa et magnifica erexit aedificia, cuius anima in Christo Jesu iubilet semper, anno MVc LXIII XVIII Calendas Ianuarii.
Translation
English translation The reverend father in Christ, sir Petrus van Zuyren van Zutphen, abbot of this monastery, who has erected numerous and magnificent buildings, whose soul may be jubilant in Jesus Christ forever, died in the year 1563 on the 18th calends of January.
Dutch translation De eerwaarde vader in Christus, heer Petrus van Zuyren van Zutphen, abt van dit klooster, die talrijke en grootse gebouwen heeft opgericht, wiens ziel voor altijd in Jezus Christus moge jubelen, is gestorven in het jaar 1563 op de 18de calendae van januari.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [2445] Petrus Zurenus (Petrus/Peter van Zuyren/Suyren) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The 18th calends of January is December 15

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • architectural decorations
  • fruit
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • Aedicula: two herms in the form of St Peter (with key) and St Catherina of Alexandria (with crown, sword and broken wheel), surmounted by capitals with volutes and fruit which support an architrave and pediment. The pediment has a shell motif and is flanked by two putti. • Oblong cartouche with strapwork.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2445
Personal details
Name Petrus Zurenus (Petrus/Peter van Zuyren/Suyren)
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1503
Year/date of death 1563/12/15
Additional remarks Born in Zutphen. Son of Gerrit van Zuyren and Alith. Father of daughter Aaltje. He was buried in Marienwaard Abbey near Beesd.
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Premonstratensian (Norbertine)
Specification abbot of the Norbertine Abbey of Mariënwaard, from 1545 until 1561
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification provost in Kessel; parish priest in Schiedam
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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