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Floor slab of an unknown person (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2235
Name Floor slab of an unknown person (fragment(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 Fragment of a stone slab with an incised image of St George standing on the slain dragon, and an inscription along the edge
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
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
  • object is in the rebuilt institution
Specification The building of the current church started in 1298, while the fragment dates from circa 1273. 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 or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6179] unknown person (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks The inscription on the large fragment indicates that only one person was commemorated along the edge(s)
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 134 x 137 x 21
Completeness Incomplete: a fragment. Lower section of the original slab. The slab was cut off diagonally.
Condition The fragment is worn. Break or crack at the left-hand side.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Convent (church) of Friars Minor (Minderbroeders), Maastricht; excavated in the middle of the eastern cloister arm, 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; Venner, G.H.A.; Haye, R. de la, Achter de Minderbroeders. Opstellen over bijzondere stukken en voorwerpen van het Rijksarchief in Limburg (Maastricht 1996), 11-35, 24-25, 30; no. 16
  • Tummers, H. A. , Gedeelte van een grafsteen uit 1273 met de voorstelling van een ridder. Gevonden op het terrein van het Rijksarchief Limburg (de Oude Minderbroederskerk) te Maastricht , De Maasgouw 113 (1994), 61-66
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2235] Floor slab of an unknown person (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with an incised image of St George standing on the slain dragon, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 134 x 137 x 21
Date
Year 1273
Specified date 1273/12/??
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 choir, 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 [...]t anno Domini M CCLXXIII XII[...] Decembris [...] anima per misericordiam [...]
Translation
English translation [...] in the year of the Lord 1273 XII[...] December [...] soul by the grace [...]
Dutch translation [...] in het jaar des Heren 1273 XII[...] december [...] ziel door de barmhartigheid [...]
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The fragment shows an inscription along the right, bottom and left edges of the slab

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • mythical figures and/or creatures
  • saint(s)
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) St George standing on a slain dragon; parts of a pillar along the left- and right edge (originally probably surmounted by a Gothic gable)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The remaining fragment show the legs of the saint.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6179
Personal details
Name unknown person
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1273
Additional remarks He died in the month of December
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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