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Floor slab of Barbara van Middachten

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2050
Name Floor slab of Barbara van Middachten
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • IJzendoorn, 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 an inscription, and a cockerel inside a trefoil below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [457] St. Johannes de Doperkerk (St John the Baptist's Church), IJzendoorn
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification The commemorated woman was lady of IJzendoorn. Her slab was discovered near the northern entrance during repairs to the church.
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; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks 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 Barbara van Middachten
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4256] Barbara van Middachten (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition The slab is broken into two pieces
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), 239; no. 2
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 12498, p. 6
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2050] Floor slab of Barbara van Middachten

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an inscription, and a cockerel inside a trefoil below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1571
Specified date 1571/05/08
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution IJzendoorn, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation Barbara's brother Henrick was buried in Ellecom, see MeMO memorial object ID 2000
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription above the trefoil
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] begraven die eerbare en duechsame / joffrou Barbara van Middachten frouwe tho / IJsendore ghewesener echte huijsfrow [...] / [...] Herman Pieck anno 1571 de 8 dach maij / [...] wer? zijele Got [...] amen.
Translation
English translation [...] buried the honourable and virtuous / mistress Barbara van Middachten, lady of / IJzendoorn, late legitimate wife of [...] / [...] Herman Pieck, in the year 1571, the 8th day of May [...] [whose?] soul God [...] amen.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4256] Barbara van Middachten (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Barbara's first husband was named Herman Pieck. The church of IJzendoorn houses two medieval floor slabs which both commemorate a Herman Pieck, see Memorial Objects Id 2229 and 2232. Unclear whether one of these two men was the actual husband of Barbara.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • animals (pets/other)
  • animals (heraldic beasts)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a cockerel inside a trefoil
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4256
Personal details
Name Barbara van Middachten
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1571/05/08
Additional remarks Barbara was a daughter of Thomas Anthonie van Middachten, lord of Middachten and Herveld, and Anna van Arnhem. She was married to: 1) Herman Jacobsz Pieck (d. 1561), lord of IJzendoorn; 2) Aernt (Arent) de Cock van Opijnen, squire, in 1568. Sister of Henrick, Karel, Arend, Catharina, Alberta, Christina and Anna.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification lady of IJzendoorn
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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