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Floor slab of Margareta van der Donck

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2200
Name Floor slab of Margareta van der Donck
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Sint Agatha, Kruisherenklooster (Crutched Friars)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a coat of arms in the centre and an arch of plants above, an inscription and scrolling leaves along the edge, a cross at the top, and quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [715] St. Agathaklooster, Kruisheren (St Agatha's Monastery, Crutched Friars), Sint Agatha
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks This and other slabs originally in the church floor were placed in their current location during the 1944-48 restoration of the church after a fire on 9 May 1944
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 Floor slab of Margareta van der Donck
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4482] Margareta van der Donck (female)
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 Namur stone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 300 x 150 x 0
Completeness Apparently complete: no damage recorded
Condition Good, albeit that the photo suggests a break across the top right-hand corner
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Noord-Brabant I (Utrecht 1924), 9
Other documentation
SKKN inventory no. 8149-413
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2200] Floor slab of Margareta van der Donck

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a coat of arms in the centre and an arch of plants above, an inscription and scrolling leaves along the edge, a cross at the top, and quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 300 x 150 x 0
Date
Year 1484
Specified date 1484/03/06
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Sint Agatha, Kruisherenklooster (Crutched Friars)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is placed upright against the interior south wall of the church
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 in the central field
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield per fess ermine and plain (doorsneden van hermelijn en effen)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two wings (helmteken: een vlucht)
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 Merwijck/Van der Donck
Person details
Person details
  • [4482] Margareta van der Donck (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield per fess ermine and plain (doorsneden van hermelijn en effen)
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 Merwijck
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield a cross of lozenges, 1-3-1 (een ruitenkruis, 1-3-1)
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 Van Kessel
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper right corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield per fess ermine and plain (doorsneden van hermelijn en effen)
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 der Donck
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower right corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield a cross (een kruis)
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 Pieck
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
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer ons heren M CCCC LXXXIIII opten VI dach inden meert sterft joffer Margareta vander Donck, Willems huisvrow van Merwick. Bid voir de ziel.
Translation
English translation In the year of our Lord 1484 on the 6th day in March died mistress Margareta van der Donck, wife of Willem van Merwick. Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4482] Margareta van der Donck (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4483] Willem van Merwijck (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
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)
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) scrolling leaves along the edges; an arch of plants above the coat of arms; a cross at the top
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4482
Personal details
Name Margareta van der Donck
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1484/03/06
Additional remarks Margareta was a daughter of Jan van der Donck, lord of Sevenum and Erp, and Alarda Pieck. She was the wife of Willem van Merwijck.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4483
Personal details
Name Willem van Merwijck
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Willem van Merwijck was married to Margareta van der Donck; he was the son of Cornelis van Merweijck (commander of the army of Guelders) and Catherina van Kessel.
Social standing
Status nobility
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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