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Floor slab of Derick van Meerten and Berta van Eck

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2051
Name Floor slab of Derick van Meerten and Berta van Eck
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Ingen, 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 allied arms in the centre, a cartouche with an inscription below, a mask above, heraldic shields in the corners, and strapwork along the edges
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [521] St. Lambertuskerk (St Lambert's Church), Ingen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The church houses several slabs of members of the Van Meerten and Van Eck families
Still in original institution? yes
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) Berta van Eck's parents (Jan and Aleid) and a daughter (Anna) were buried in the church as well
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Derick van Meerten and Berta van Eck
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4259] Berta van Eck (female)
  • [4258] Derick van Meerten (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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 297 x 175 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Reasonable. The inscription in the cartouche is worn or 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
  • Anspach, J. , Opschriften op grafsteenen in de kerkgebouwen der Nederbetuwe, De Navorser 26 (1876), 62-69, 63
  • Berg, Herma van den; Beaufort, R.F.P. de, De Betuwe ('s-Gravenhage 1968), 316; no. 1
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Gelderland ( 1917), 482; no. 1
  • Hangest baron d’Yvoy, Maximiliaan Louis van, Grafschriften, rouwborden en kerkglazen in verscheidene plaatsen in Utrecht, Holland, Gelderland en Noord-Brabant en van enkele plaatsen in Duitsland (manuscript, compiled between 1776-1815, collection KNGGW, The Hague ); p. 2 of Ing(h)en
  • Vos, Rik; Leeman, Fred, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 72
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 11646-9 (p. 6), photo no. 55.9.18
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2051] Floor slab of Derick van Meerten and Berta van Eck

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms in the centre, a cartouche with an inscription below, a mask above, heraldic shields in the corners, and strapwork along the edges
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 297 x 175 x 0
Date
Year 1531
Specified date 1531/09/07
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest date of death mentioned on the slab, that of Berta
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Ingen, 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
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The couple's daughter Johanna was buried in the church of Lienden, see MeMO Memorial Object ID 2217
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield A contourny springing greyhound, collared (Een omgewende springende hazewindhond, gehalsband)
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 Van Meerten
Person details
Person details
  • [4258] Derick van Meerten (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale and over all a bend (Gedeeld en over alles heen een schuinbalk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: out of an eagle's leg three ostrich feathers (Helmteken: uit een arendsbeen drie struisveren)
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 Van Eck
Person details
Person details
  • [4259] Berta van Eck (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner
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 contourny springing greyhound, collared (Een omgewende springende hazewindhond, gehalsband)
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 Van Meerten
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 in the lower left corner
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 Per pale and over all a bend (Gedeeld en over alles heen een schuinbalk)
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 Van Eck
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 in the upper right corner
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 Per pale and over all a bend (Gedeeld en over alles heen een schuinbalk)
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 Van Eck
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 in the lower right corner
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 saltire between four cloth shears (Een schuinkruis, vergezeld in elke hoek van een droogscheerdersschaar)
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 Van Mekeren
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 in cartouche at the bottom section of the slab, below the heraldry
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini 1568 den 20 dach decembris starf Derick van Meerten. Anno 1531 den 7 dach septembris starf joffer Berta van Eck, syn huisvrow.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1568, the 20th day of December, died Derick van Meerten. In the year 1531, the 7th day of September, died mistress Berta van Eck, his wife.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4258] Derick van Meerten (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4259] Berta van Eck (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
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)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • flowers/plants
  • mask(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) strapwork at the top of the slab and along the edges; a mask at the top of the slab; a flower above, and a trefoil and leaves below the heraldic shields in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4258
Personal details
Name Derick van Meerten
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1568/12/20
Additional remarks Son of Roelof van Meerten. Derick was married to Berta van Eck. They had daughters named Johanna and Anna. Derick was buried in the church of Ingen.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4259
Personal details
Name Berta van Eck
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1531/09/07
Additional remarks Daughter of Jan van Eck and Aleid van Mekeren. Berta was married to Derick van Meerten. They had daughters named Johanna and Anna. Berta was buried in the church of Ingen.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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