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Floor slab of Gerard Belen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2033
Name Floor slab of Gerard Belen
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Dreumel, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a trefoil in which a chalice and host, and an inscription on banderoles along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [444] St. Victorkerk (St Victor's Church), Dreumel
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Gerard Belen was a priest at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the cemetery
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks According to the Liber Memoriale of the St Barbara's Church in Dreumel, this slab was originally located in the cemetery
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 Gherat (Gerard) Belen
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4242] Gherat (Gerard) Belen (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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 140 x 100 x 0
Completeness Incomplete.The top of the slab is missing, as well as the lower right corner.
Condition The slab is worn and somewhat damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Voorloopige lijst der Nederlandsche Monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst IV: De provincie Gelderland (Utrecht 1917), 62
  • Schulte, A.G., Het Land van Maas en Waal ('s Gravenhage 1986), 232
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 11447-7, photo no. 50.734.10
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2033] Floor slab of Gerard Belen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a trefoil in which a chalice and host, and an inscription on banderoles along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 140 x 100 x 0
Date
Year 1525-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The year of death was originally inscribed along the top edge of the slab, which is now missing. According to the Liber Memoriale of the St Barbara's Church in Dreumel, the slab dates from 1530. The 'Voorloopige Lijst' (1917), however, mentions that the slab dates from 1558.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Dreumel, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the choir, underneath the pulpit
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
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 banderoles along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] den XIIII (XVII?) dach in den mey starf heer Gherat Belen, passtoer tot Droe[mel].
Translation
English translation [...] the 14th (17th?) day in May, died sir Gerard Belen, parish priest in Dreu[mel].
Dutch translation [...] de 14de (17de?) dag in mei, stierf heer Gerard Belen, pastoor te Dreu[mel].
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4242] Gherat (Gerard) Belen (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The top of the slab and its inscription are missing

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • chalice (and host)
  • flowers/plants
  • banderole(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a trefoil in which a chalice and host; banderoles along the edges; clover leaves between the words of the inscription
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4242
Personal details
Name Gherat (Gerard) Belen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Gerard's year of death is unclear: 1530 or 1558? He may be the same person as Gerardus Maashesse, who originated from Maashees and was parish priest in Dreumel in 1515.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification parish priest in Dreumel
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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