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Floor slab of Wilhelma Ruters

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2133
Name Floor slab of Wilhelma Ruters
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a coat of arms under a Renaissance arch with lion heads in the spandrels, more decorations below, an inscription along the edge, and medallions with heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [27] St. Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk) (St Walpurga's Church), Zutphen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? 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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Wilhelma Ruetters (Ruters)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4413] Wilhelma Ruetters (Ruters) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Considering the blank top and right edge, the slab may originally have been intended to commemorate a second person (Wilhelma's husband?)
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 317 x 165 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is in overall good condition. A diagonal break in the upper half. Little wear.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldry inside the lower right medallion has been hacked away
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Kuile, E.H. ter, De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst III. De provincie Gelderland, 2e stuk: Het kwartier van Zutfen (The Hague 1958), 238; no. 8
  • Muschart, R.T., Grafzerken, grafmonumenten en memoriesteenen in de Groote of St. Walburgskerk te Zutphen, Gelre 40 (1937), 174-275, 244-245; no. 206
  • Vos, Rik; Leeman, Fred, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 152-153
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 12539-48 (p. 18)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised numbers: 7 and 15

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2133] Floor slab of Wilhelma Ruters

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a coat of arms under a Renaissance arch with lion heads in the spandrels, more decorations below, an inscription along the edge, and medallions with heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 317 x 165 x 0
Date
Year 1566
Specified date 1566/04/01
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in a northern radiating chapel (chapel 1)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The slab shows stylistic similarities with MeMO Memorial Object IDs 2116, 2131 and 3823. All these slabs are located in the Zutphen church.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre
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: a contourny horse rampant; II: two chevrons on which three birds, 2-1 (Gedeeld, I: een omgewend klimmend paard; II: twee kepers waarop drie vogels, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: an issuant knight (Helmteken: een uitkomende ridder)
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 Ruters-Kreynck
Person details
Person details
  • [4413] Wilhelma Ruetters (Ruters) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner, inside the medallion
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 A contourny horse rampant (Een omgewend klimmend paard)
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 Ruters
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Wilhelma's paternal grandfather, Gerrit Ruters
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower left corner, inside the medallion
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 Three contourny wolves in pale, in chief two bear legs in chevron (Drie omgewende wolven boven elkaar, boven vergezeld van twee berenpoten kepersgewijs)
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 Van Doene
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Wilhelma's paternal grandmother, Lumme van Doene
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner, inside the medallion
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 Two chevrons on which three birds, 2-1 (Twee kepers waarop drie vogels, 2-1)
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 Kreynck
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Wilhelma's maternal grandfather, Gerrit Kreynck
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower right corner, inside the medallion
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 Originally: Schaep
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The heraldry referred to Wilhelma's maternal grandmother, Lutgert Schaeps

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the bottom and left edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1566 den 1 dach apriel is joeffer Wilhelma Ruetters gestoerven, der silen Got gnedich.
Translation
English translation In the year 1566, the 1st day of April, has died mistress Wilhelma Ruters. May God have mercy on the soul.
Dutch translation In het jaar 1566, de 1ste dag van april, is juffer Wilhelma Ruters gestorven. God zij de ziel genadig.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4413] Wilhelma Ruetters (Ruters) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • fruit
  • mythical figures and/or creatures
  • animals (pets/other)
  • garland(s)
  • mask(s)
  • architectural decorations
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • From bottom to top: two putti holding ribbons from which a strapwork cartouche is hanging, which shows a lion's head and fruit; two bases with lion heads, flanking two female figures with arabesque tails, who are arranging a basket; two Corinthian columns surmounted by imposts with masks, supporting a semi-circular arch which has a basket with flowers and fruit as keystone; in the spandrels two lion heads biting on a garland from which a mask is hanging. • Corners: fleurs-de-lis and shell motifs inside the medallions.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4413
Personal details
Name Wilhelma Ruetters (Ruters)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1566/04/01
Additional remarks Variations on her last name: Ruyter(s)/ Ruiter(s)/ Rueter(s) etc. Wilhelma was a daughter of Hendrick Ruters and Wilhelmina Kreynck. Sister of Johan, Lummen, Lutgert and Gerritgen.
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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