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Floor slab of Wernerus de Gressenich and Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2107
Name Floor slab of Wernerus de Gressenich and Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Maastricht, St. Servaasbasiliek
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a double band of inscriptions along the edge, and heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1325-1400
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [362] St. Servaaskapittel (Chapter of St Servatius), Maastricht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated persons were canons at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • 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 and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are holders of the same office or members of the same corporation or religious order: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Wernerus de Gressenich and Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4368] Wernerus de Gressenich (male)
  • [4369] Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons office holders/officials (ecclesiastical or public office)
Relation specification canons at St. Servaaskerk (St Servatius's Church) in Maastricht
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 250 x 145 x 0
Completeness Virtually complete: losses along the edges
Condition In reasonable condition. The slab is worn and shows a large diagonal break.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The dimensions of the slab are estimates
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Belonje, J., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Limburg, Publications de la Société Historique et Archéologique dans le Limbourg 96-97 (1960), , 146; no. 47
  • Nispen tot Sevenaer, E. van, De monumenten van geschiedenis van kunst V. De provincie Limburg. Eerste stuk: gemeente Maastricht, derde aflevering (’s-Gravenhage 1935), 465
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13249-117, photo no. 13249-117_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2107] Floor slab of Wernerus de Gressenich and Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a double band of inscriptions along the edge, and heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 250 x 145 x 0
Date
Year 1342
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification date of death of Wernerus, the earliest date mentioned on the slab
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Maastricht, St. Servaasbasiliek
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility Partially covered by furnishing(?)
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the cloister, north side
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fess and... (worn) (een dwarsbalk and ... (uitgesleten))
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fess and... (worn) (een dwarsbalk and ... (uitgesleten))
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 Originally possibly: billetty, a fess and a canton in which a cross of lozenges (een veld met blokjes bezaaid, waaroverheen een dwarsbalk en een vrijkwartier, beladen met een ruitenkruis.
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away (uitgesleten)
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield partially hidden (gedeeltelijk verborgen)
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 in the inner band of inscriptions along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hic iacet dominus Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta, canonicus et scholasticus huius ecclesie, qui obiit anno Domini MCCCLXXXII in die Sancte Katherine Virginis, cuius anima requiescat in pace. Amen.
Translation
English translation Here lies sir Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta, canon and scholastic of this church, who died in the year of our Lord 1382 on the day of St Catherine the Virgin, whose soul may rest in peace. Amen.
Dutch translation Hier ligt heer Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta, kanunnik en scholasticus van deze kerk, die stierf in het jaar des Heren 1382 op de dag van St. Catharina de Maagd, wiens ziel in vrede moge rusten. Amen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4369] Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The feast day of St Catharina the Virgin was celebrated on November 25
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the outer band of inscriptions along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini MCCCXLII in die [...] Monulfi et Gondulfi obiit dominus Wernerus de Gressenich, cantor istius ecclesie, qui iacet in hoc monumento, cuius anima per misericordiam Dei requiescat in pace. Amen.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1342 on the day of [SS] Monulphus and Gondulphus died sir Wernerus de Gressenich, cantor of this church, who lies in this monument and whose soul through the mercy of God may rest in peace. Amen.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1342 op de dag van [HH.] Monulfus en Gondulfus stierf heer Wernerus de Gressenich, cantor van deze kerk, die in dit monument ligt en wiens ziel door Gods barmhartigheid in vrede moge rusten. Amen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4368] Wernerus de Gressenich (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The feast day of bishops Monulphus and Gondulphus is celebrated on July 16

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4368
Personal details
Name Wernerus de Gressenich
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1342
Additional remarks He may have died on July 16
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the text
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon and cantor at the St. Servaaskerk (St Servatius's Church) in Maastricht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4369
Personal details
Name Wilhelmus de Sancta Margareta
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1382
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon and scholaster at the St. Servaaskerk (St Servatius's Church) in Maastricht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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