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Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2102
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Maastricht, St. Janskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with Gothic architecture, the head of a male figure, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1300-1400
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [365] St. Johannes de Doperkerk (St. Janskerk) (St John the Baptist's Church (St Janskerk)), Maastricht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? probably 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)
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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6623] unknown man (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
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: a fragment
Condition In poor condition. The fragment is badly worn: it is walked on quite often due to its (current) location inside the church. Furthermore, the fragment shows scratches from opening the nearby door.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Heijde, J.F. van der, Grafzerken in de Sint Jan te Maastricht ( 1994), 37; no. 50
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13194-235, photo no. 13194-235_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2102] Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with Gothic architecture, the head of a male figure, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1300-1400
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Maastricht, St. Janskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The fragment is located on the west side of the church, in the stairwell of the tower
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 lower section of the fragment
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Only the top of the head of the man can be seen. He has curly hair.

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription possibly along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription hec octava i[...]
Translation
English translation she on the eighth [...]
Dutch translation zij op de achtste [...]
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The fragment shows an inscription along the left edge of the slab. The inscription is worn away and partially hidden.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Gothic gable with crockets, finial(s) and pinnacles, and a pointed arch with trefoil tracery
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6623
Personal details
Name unknown man
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
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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