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Floor slab of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2231
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Maastricht, Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg (RHCL)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large, incomplete stone slab with an inscription along the lower left corner
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1250-1300
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [369] Franciscanen (Oude of Wilde Minderbroeders) (Convent of Franciscan Friars (Old or Wild Friars Minor)), Maastricht
Arguments
  • object is in the rebuilt institution
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The building of the current church started in 1298, while the slab dates from circa 1268. It was excavated on the site of the cloister in 1990.
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • 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; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions because the object is too damaged/worn
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7686] Unknown person(s) (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Unknown whether the slab commemorated one or more persons: the legible text is only a fraction of the original inscription
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 326 x 117 x 38
Completeness Incomplete: (part of) the right-hand side of the slab is missing
Condition The slab is worn. A break in the lower section.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Convent (church) of Friars Minor (Minderbroeders), Maastricht; excavated in the north-east corner of the cloister, against the wall of the church, in the fall of 1990; Magazijn Openbare Werken (Warehouse Public Works), Alexanderweg, Maastricht; Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg (former convent church of Friars Minor), Maastricht, ca. 1996 - .
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Tummers, H. A. , Begraven en grafzerken in de oude Minderbroederskerk te Maastricht, in: Hall, J.H.M.M. van; Haye, R. de la; Venner, G.H.A., Achter de Minderbroeders. Opstellen over bijzondere stukken en voorwerpen van het Rijksarchief in Limburg (Maastricht 1996), 11-35, 24, 30; no. 15
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2231] Floor slab of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large, incomplete stone slab with an inscription along the lower left corner
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 326 x 117 x 38
Date
Year 1268
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Maastricht, Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg (RHCL)
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 south aisle, on a metal construction above the floor
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription probably along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] Domini M CC LX VIII quarto [...]
Translation
English translation [...] of the Lord 1268 on the fourth [...]
Dutch translation [...] des Heren 1268 op de vierde [...]
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [7686] Unknown person(s) (unknown)
Sex unknown
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The fragment shows an inscription along the bottom and left edges of the slab

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7686
Personal details
Name Unknown person(s)
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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