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Floor slab of Berend van Hackfort and Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2062
Name Floor slab of Berend van Hackfort and Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Vorden, Antoniuskerk
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 a knight in a Renaissance niche, flanked by two coats of arms and two herms, battle scenes in relief above, a skull and bones below, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with effaced heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [321] St. Antoniuskerk (Dorpskerk) (St Anthony's Church (Dorpskerk)), Vorden
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the choir
Argumentation The slab was found under the wooden floor of the choir during the restoration of the church in 1954/1955. It was originally probably located in the back of the choir, under the pews of the Van Hackfort family.
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) Berend and Margriet's sister-in-law Maria van Munster was also buried in the church of Vorden, as well as their son-in-law Gosen van Raesfelt tot Hackfort.
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind / variations on ‘Remember that you will die’.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Bernt van Hacfort (Berend van Hackfort) and Margrit van Baek (Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4315] Margrit van Baek (Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak) (female)
  • [4314] Bernt van Hacfort (Berend van Hackfort) (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
Completeness Incomplete: minor losses along the top edge. Also cut down at the top?
Condition The slab is worn and somewhat damaged. The inscription is partly illegible.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification heraldry largely hacked away
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Verslag van onderzoek c.q. archeologische begeleiding van de werkzaamheden in de hervormde kerk te Vorden op het adres Kerkstraat 4 7251 BC , http://www.oudvorden.nl/ifile/Archeologisch%20rapport%20Dorpskerk%20Vorden%202011vs%203.pdf, 21; no. 5
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in de kerken van Gelderland, De Wapenheraut 22 (1918), 3-544, 435; no. 1
  • Kuile, E.H. ter, De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst III. De provincie Gelderland, 2e stuk: Het kwartier van Zutfen (The Hague 1958), 148
  • Vos, Rik; Leeman, Fred, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 153
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2062] Floor slab of Berend van Hackfort and Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of a knight in a Renaissance niche, flanked by two coats of arms and two herms, battle scenes in relief above, a skull and bones below, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with effaced heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1556
Specified date 1556/08/20
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest date of death given on the slab, that of Margriet
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Vorden, Antoniuskerk
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 west side of the church, built into the east wall of the tower (since 1954/1955)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
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
Portrait of
Name Bernt van Hacfort (Berend van Hackfort)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description a suit of armour and chain mail
Attributes
Attributes
  • armour
  • sword
Specification sword; halberd; gauntlets; helmet
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The commemorated person was a knight and officer

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry to the left of the effigy
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (Uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: an issuant animal (Helmteken: een uitkomend dier)
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 Hackfort?
Person details
Person details
  • [4314] Bernt van Hacfort (Berend van Hackfort) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry to the right of the effigy
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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: effaced; II: chevronny of five or six (Gedeeld, I: uitgehakt; II: gekeperd van vijf of zes stukken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: an issuant animal (Helmteken: een uitkomend dier)
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 Hackfort?-Van Egmond
Person details
Person details
  • [4315] Margrit van Baek (Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the roundels in the corners
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (Uitgehakt)
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 along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] dach martij, sterf die erentfeste ende frome Bernt van Hacfort lantdrost. Anno MVc LVI den XX augusti sterf die erentfest [...] unde fromme Margrit van Baek, sin h[uis] f[rou].
Translation
English translation [...] day of March, died the venerable and pious Berend van Hackfort, bailiff. In the year 1556 on the 20th of August died the venerable [...] and pious Margriet van Baak, his wife.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4315] Margrit van Baek (Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4314] Bernt van Hacfort (Berend van Hackfort) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription along the top edge is worn and partly missing

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • architectural decorations
  • animals (pets/other)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two bases decorated with lion heads, on which two herms that are surmounted by an entablature; a shell-headed niche decorated with scrolling; battle scenes in relief above; a skull and bones below
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4314
Personal details
Name Bernt van Hacfort (Berend van Hackfort)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1557/03/22
Additional remarks After the death of his father Jacob IV van Hackfort in 1503, Berend inherited the rural estates of Hackfort and Herxen. In 1504, Berend married Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak. They received the estate of Baak as a wedding gift. The couple lived in Hackfort Castle in Vorden and had two daughters, Jacoba and Agnes. Berend inherited the estate of Vorden after the death of his brother Hendrick in 1513.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification knight; lord of Hackfort; commander in the army of Karel van Egmond, Duke of Guelders; sheriff ('schout') of Zutphen; steward ('rentmeester') of Bredevoort; bailiff ('drost') of Diepenheim; bailiff ('landdrost') of Bergh.
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 4315
Personal details
Name Margrit van Baek (Margriet van Egmond alias van Baak)
Sex female
Year/date of birth 1485
Year/date of death 1556/08/20
Additional remarks Also known as Margaretha. She was born in Zutphen as an illegitimate daughter of Hendrik van Egmond, Lord of Baak. In 1504, Margriet married Berend van Hackfort. They received the estate of Baak as a wedding gift. The couple lived in Hackfort Castle in Vorden and had two daughters, Jacoba and Agnes.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification lady of Baak
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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