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Floor slab of Tilmanus de Frens

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2110
Name Floor slab of Tilmanus de Frens
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 the incised effigy of a priest and a chalice under Gothic architecture, an inscription along the edge which is interrupted by quatrefoils containing heraldic shields (corners) and the evangelist symbols
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1300-1400
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 person was a priest at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? probably yes
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
Argumentation The commemorated person was the founder of this chapel, the 'kapel Onze Lieve Vrouwe Zetel der Wijsheid' (chapel of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom)
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 historical/political
Grave findings
Additional remarks The inscription refers to a historical fact, i.e. to one or more donations or foundations by the commemorated party.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Tilmanus de Frens
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4371] Tilmanus de Frens (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 226 x 120 x 0
Completeness Virtually complete: minor losses along the edges
Condition In reasonable condition. The slab is worn at the top and broken (or sawn?) at the bottom.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
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), , 143; no. 22
  • Nispen tot Sevenaer, E. van, De monumenten van geschiedenis van kunst V. De provincie Limburg. Eerste stuk: gemeente Maastricht, derde aflevering (’s-Gravenhage 1935), 366; 2
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13249-119, photo no. 13249-119_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2110] Floor slab of Tilmanus de Frens

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with the incised effigy of a priest and a chalice under Gothic architecture, an inscription along the edge which is interrupted by quatrefoils containing heraldic shields (corners) and the evangelist symbols
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 226 x 120 x 0
Date
Year 1300-1399
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification see inscription
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Maastricht, St. Servaasbasiliek
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 'kapel Onze Lieve Vrouwe Zetel der Wijsheid' (chapel of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom )
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 centre of the slab
Portrait of
Name Tilmanus de Frens
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
Manner of portrayal standing?; folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description chasuble; alb with parura
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
  • liturgical vessels
Specification chalice; stole; maniple
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed person was priest at the St. Servaaskerk (St Servatius's Church) in Maastricht

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner, inside quatrefoil
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 bird? (een vogel?)
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, inside quatrefoil
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 (een dwarsbalk)
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 upper right corner, inside quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic 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, inside quatrefoil
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 barry of twelve, over all a lion (gedwarsbalkt van twaalf stukken, waaroverheen een leeuw)
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
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hic iacet sepultus Tilmanus de Frens, presbiter, fundator huius capelle, qui obiit anno Domini M CCC [ ]. Anima eius per misericordiam Dei requiescat in pace. Amen.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Tilmanus de Frens, priest, founder of this chapel, who died in the year of the Lord 13[ ]. May his soul through God's mercy rest in peace. Amen.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven Tilmanus de Frens, priester, stichter van deze kapel, die stierf in het jaar des Heren 13[ ]. Moge zijn ziel door Gods barmhartigheid in vrede rusten. Amen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4371] Tilmanus de Frens (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The year of death was never completed

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
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • Gothic architecture: pinnacles, finials, arch with trefoil decorations. • Evangelist symbols.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4371
Personal details
Name Tilmanus de Frens
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Founder of the 'kapel Onze Lieve Vrouwe Zetel der Wijsheid' (chapel of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom) in the St. Servaaskerk (St Servatius's Church) in Maastricht. He died in the 14th century.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification priest at the St. Servaaskerk in Maastricht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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