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Floor slab of Wolterus de Cortenberg

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2187
Name Floor slab of Wolterus de Cortenberg
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 and an inscription 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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function The five small Greek crosses are an indication that the slab was later used as altar mensa
Remarks about function
Name Wolterus de Cortenberg
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4464] Wolterus de Cortenberg (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 232 x 106 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In good condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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. 2
  • 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. 2
Other documentation
RCE: object no. 508.971
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2187] Floor slab of Wolterus de Cortenberg

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 and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 232 x 106 x 0
Date
Year 1294
Specified date 1294/09/11
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 south side of the chapel, against the wall
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The slab is stylistically related to the 'Floor slab of Robinus(?) and Simon Anckers', see MeMO Memorial Object ID [2186]
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 Wolterus de Cortenberg
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 chasuble decorated with quatrefoils
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
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 Anno Domini M C C nonagesimo IIII undesimo Kalendas Septembris obiit dominus Wolterus de Cortenberg, rector beghinarum Nove Curie iuxta Traiectum. Anima eius per misericordiam Dei requiescat in pace. Amen. Orate pro eo.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1294 on the eleventh [day before] the calends of September died sir Wolterus van Cortenberg, rector of Nieuwenhof beguinage near Maastricht. May his soul by God's mercy rest in peace. Amen. Pray for him.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1294 op de elfde [dag vóór] de calendae van september stierf heer Wolterus van Cortenberg, rector van begijnhof Nieuwenhof bij Maastricht. Moge zijn ziel door Gods genade in vrede rusten. Amen. Bidt voor hem.
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4464] Wolterus de Cortenberg (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The eleventh day before the calends of September is on August 22

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 decorated with a trefoil, finial and crockets; pinnacles decorated with quatrefoils, finials and crockets. • Manus Dei (Hand of God).
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4464
Personal details
Name Wolterus de Cortenberg
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1294
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
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