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Floor slab of Engelbert van Heemstede

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2132
Name Floor slab of Engelbert van Heemstede
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 Very large stone slab with brass edges; additional brass inlays are missing
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
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 provost at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? probably yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the nave
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Engelbert van Heemstede
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4410] Engelbert van Heemstede (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Identification based on literature
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)
  • brass (copper alloy)
  • stone
Specification blue limestone; brass lost
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 361 x 193 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the slab was originally inlaid with brass plates containing inscriptions. These plates are missing since the French occupation of Maastricht (1794-1814). The holes have been filled with an unknown substance.
Condition In reasonable condition despite the missing brass inlays
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Krol, Hans, Heemsteders en hun laatste rustplaats tot 1829, http://ilibrariana.wordpress.com/2012/04/17/heemsteders-en-hun-laatste-rustplaats-tot-1829/
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13249-136, photo no. 13249-136_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The slab is not included in Belonje (1961) and 'De monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst V' (1926)

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2132] Floor slab of Engelbert van Heemstede

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Very large stone slab with brass edges; additional brass inlays are missing
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 361 x 193 x 0
Date
Year 1539
Specified date 1539/11/06
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification
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 west side of the nave, central aisle
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4410
Personal details
Name Engelbert van Heemstede
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1539/11/06
Additional remarks Born in Flanders. Son of Roeland le Fèvre alias Van Heemstede and Hadewy van Heemstede. He was buried in the nave of the St. Servaaskerk (St Servatius's Church) in Maastricht.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification provost of the chapter of the St. Servaaskerk in Maastricht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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