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Floor slab of Walram III, Duke of Limburg

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2372
Name Floor slab of Walram III, Duke of Limburg
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Rolduc/Kloosterrade, Abdijkerk Rolduc
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with the life-sized effigy in relief of a knight, a sword next to him, inscription at the lower left and inscription on the raised edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1675-1700
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [491] Abdij Rolduc, Regulieren (Kloosterrade) (Rolduc Abbey, Regular Canons (Kloosterrade)), Kerkrade
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Copy of a slab that had been in the abbey of old
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Walram III, Duke of Limburg
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4709] Walram III, Duke of Limburg (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Complete (copy)
Condition In good condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The slab is covered by a 17th-century brass grill with an acanthus leaf pattern along the edges
Provenance
Provenance
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), , 129; no. 1
  • Marres, W.; Agt, J.J.F.W. van, De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst V. De provincie Limburg, 3e stuk: Zuid-Limburg, uitgezonderd Maastricht, 1e aflevering (The Hague 1962), 339; image no. 387
  • Stenvert, Ronald; Kolman, Chris, Monumenten in Nederland, dl. 8: Limburg (Zwolle 2003), 175
Other documentation
RCE: object no. 46.703, adlib priref 20190273; SKKN: inv. no. 13109-222
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This slab is a copy of Walram's original slab of 1226. According to an early 18th century account of the history of the abbey, the copy was made in 1687 after the original slab had been destroyed by 'reformers'. The original slab was placed on small columns.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2372] Floor slab of Walram III, Duke of Limburg

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with the life-sized effigy in relief of a knight, a sword next to him, inscription at the lower left and inscription on the raised edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1687
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification
Additional remarks date of death given on the part: 1226
Holding institution
Holding institution Rolduc/Kloosterrade, Abdijkerk Rolduc
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 nave
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait centre of the slab
Portrait of
Name Walram III, Duke of Limburg
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • recumbent
Specification his head rests on a pillow
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal arms crossed on his chest
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description suit of armour and a helmet
Attributes
Attributes
  • sword
  • object(s)
Specification sword; pouch
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The commemorated person is depicted as a knight

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription at the lower left
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Obiit anno 1226.
Translation
English translation He died in the year 1226.
Dutch translation Hij stierf in het jaar 1226.
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the raised edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Iste fuit talis virtutibus: imperialis Majestas similem nescivit habere per orbem. Limburch dux archos Arlon comes in Lucelemburch Walramus dictus. Dux Henricus pater eius.
Translation
English translation He was such a man in virtues that the imperial Majesty had no equal in all of the world. Duke of Limburg, lord (?) of Arlon, count in Luxemburch, called Walram. Duke Henry was his father.
Dutch translation Hij was zodanig in deugden dat de keizerlijke majesteit in heel de wereld niet over een gelijke beschikte. Hertog van Limburg, heer (?) van Arlon, graaf in Luxemburg, genaamd Walram. Hertog Hendrik was zijn vader.
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [4709] Walram III, Duke of Limburg (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The word 'archos' is difficult to understand and has been translated provisionally as 'lord'.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4709
Personal details
Name Walram III, Duke of Limburg
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1226/07/02
Additional remarks Son of Henry III of Limburg and Sophia of Saarbrücken. Husband of Cunigunda, daughter of Frederick I, Duke of Lorraine. He remarried Ermesinda of Luxembourg, and became count there. In 1221, he inherited Limburg. A year later he unsuccesfully tried to take Namur from Margrave Philip II. Walram accompanied Emperor Frederick II to Italy and eventually died in Rolduc.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
Specification Lord of Montjoie; Count of Luxembourg from 1214; Count of Arlon and Duke of Limburg after his father's death in 1221
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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