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Floor slab of member(s) of the Van Eyll (Eijll) family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2142
Name Floor slab of member(s) of the Van Eyll (Eijll) family
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 centrally placed quatrefoil in which a heraldic shield, and worn inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1600
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
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? probably yes
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has probably always been located in the 'kapel HH. Monulphus en Gondulphus' (chapel of SS Monulph and Gondulph)
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name member(s) of the Van Eyll (Eijll) family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7744] member(s) of the Van Eyll (Eijll) family (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Identification of the commemorated party based on the heraldry on the slab. The number of commemorated persons is unclear: the inscription is practically illegible.
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 241 x 126 x 0
Completeness Virtually complete: minor losses along the edges
Condition In poor condition. The slab is damaged and badly worn. The inscription is practically illegible.
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), , 142; no. 16
  • Nispen tot Sevenaer, E. van, De monumenten van geschiedenis van kunst V. De provincie Limburg. Eerste stuk: gemeente Maastricht, derde aflevering (’s-Gravenhage 1935), 374
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 13249-142, photo no. 13249-142_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The slab is located in front of a 16th-century triptych with, below, a 17th-century memorial monument of the Meysz family. The inscription on the latter monument ends with the sentence "Ab Eyll eivs eccl can ex sorore nepos", linking the monument to the floor slab of Van Eyll.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2142] Floor slab of member(s) of the Van Eyll (Eijll) family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a centrally placed quatrefoil in which a heraldic shield, and worn inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 241 x 126 x 0
Date
Year 1400-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date given by the SKKN
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 HH. Monulphus en Gondulphus' (chapel of SS Monulph and Gondulph)
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 inside quatrefoil in the centre
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 fleur de lys (een lelie)
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 Eyll (Eijll) family
Person details
Person details
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 [...] in pace. Amen.
Translation
English translation [...] in peace. Amen.
Dutch translation [...] in vrede. Amen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is badly worn and consequently practically illegible

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7744
Personal details
Name member(s) of the Van Eyll (Eijll) family
Sex unknown
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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