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Floor slab of Robinus(?) and Simon Anckers

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2186
Name Floor slab of Robinus(?) and Simon Anckers
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Maastricht, Chapel of former Nieuwenhof beguinage
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 under the Manus Dei, Gothic architecture, inscriptions on pillars and along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1275-1300
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [366] Nieuwenhof, Begijnhof (Catharina Bongert) (Nieuwenhof, Beguinage (Catharina Bongert)), Maastricht
Arguments
  • object is in the rebuilt institution
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab probably originates from the former location of Nieuwenhof beguinage, just outside the town walls of Maastricht. When, around 1482, the beguinage was rebuilt at its current location inside the town walls, the slab may have been moved there as well. See also Provenance.
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 Robinus(?) and Simon Anckers
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4462] Robinus(?) (male)
  • [4463] Simon Anckers (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons office holders/officials (ecclesiastical or public office)
Relation specification priests of Nieuwenhof beguinage 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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Complete? The upper part of the slab appears to be of a later date: an addition or reconstruction?
Condition In good condition. The slab is slightly worn.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Initially the floor slab of Robinus(?); two and a half centuries later it was reused for Simon Anckers
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Nieuwenhof beguinage just outside the town walls of Maastricht; Nieuwenhof beguinage inside the town walls of Maastricht, at the 'Zwingelput'
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), , 165; no. 1
  • Nispen tot Sevenaer, E. van, De monumenten van geschiedenis van kunst V. De provincie Limburg. Eerste stuk: gemeente Maastricht, tweede aflevering (’s-Gravenhage 1930), 283; no. 1
Other documentation
RCE: object no. 508.970
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2186] Floor slab of Robinus(?) and Simon Anckers

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 under the Manus Dei, Gothic architecture, inscriptions on pillars and along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1286
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification date of death of Robinus(?), the earliest date mentioned on the slab
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Maastricht, Chapel of former Nieuwenhof beguinage
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 choir bay in the north side of the chapel, against the wall
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The slab is stylistically related to the 'Floor slab of Wolterus de Cortenberg', see MeMO Memorial Object ID [2187]
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre
Portrait of
Name Robinus(?)
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 uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb underneath a chasuble decorated with crosses
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks This is probably the effigy of Robinus(?), for whom the slab was initially made

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 Anno Domini M C C LXXX VI septimo Kalendas Maii obiit dominus Robinus(?), rector beghinarum Nove Curie iuxta Traiectum. Anima eius per misericordiam Dei requiescat in pace. Orate pro eo.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1286 on the seventh [day before] the calends of May, died sir Robinus, rector of Nieuwenhof beguinage near Maastricht. May his soul by God's mercy rest in peace. Pray for him.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1286 op de zevende [dag vóór] de calendae van mei, stierf heer Robinus, rector van begijnhof Nieuwenhof bij Maastricht. Moge zijn ziel door Gods barmhartigheid in vrede rusten. Bid voor hem.
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4462] Robinus(?) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The name 'Robinus' is not completely certain. The slab reads 'Robn'. • The seventh day before the calends of May is on April 25.
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the pillars
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hir lict begraven broder Simon Anckers [...]sdic pater dis konvens sterf anno XVc en XXX II.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried brother Simon Anckers [...] priest of this convent, died in the year 1500 and 32.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4463] Simon Anckers (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This inscription was added later

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • religious representations
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • Gothic architecture: pillars; gable and pinnacles decorated with finials, crockets and trefoils. • Manus Dei (Hand of God).
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4462
Personal details
Name Robinus(?)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1286
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 (parish or chantry) priest
Specification rector of Nieuwenhof beguinage in Maastricht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4463
Personal details
Name Simon Anckers
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1532
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 (parish or chantry) priest
Specification priest of Nieuwenhof beguinage in Maastricht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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