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Floor slab of Nele Pier Bouwensdr.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2396
Name Floor slab of Nele Pier Bouwensdr.
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Tholen, Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with an incised female effigy in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [850] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Our Lady's Church), Tholen
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact 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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Nele Pier Bouwensdr.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4745] Nele Pier Bouwensdr. (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 128 x 78 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: losses on the surface and to the corners
Condition Some damage
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 Zeeland (Utrecht 1919), 261; no. 65
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 6758-S33
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • Incised number: 22 (top left corner) • Information provided by the Genealogische Werkgroep Tholen (Tholen genealogical working group).

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2396] Floor slab of Nele Pier Bouwensdr.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an incised female effigy in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 128 x 78 x 0
Date
Year 1539
Specified date 1539/09/08
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks The slab was probably made during Nele's lifetime, see Inscription
Holding institution
Holding institution Tholen, Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located close to the pulpit ('preekkerk')
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The effigy mirrors that of Adriaen [Heinricx]dochter van Beyeren in the same church, see MeMO Memorial Object ID 2390
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 central field
Portrait of
Name Nele Pier Bouwensdr.
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal standing on a little mount; turning towards the left; hands held in prayer
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description headdress; bodice with wide outer sleeves, outer and underskirt
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing It has been suggested that the figure is a nun, but is this really a nun's habit?
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 Hier leyt begraven Nele Pier Bouwensdochter die sterf int jaer 1539 den 8ten in september.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Nele Pier Bouwensdr., who died in the year 1539 on the 8th in September.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4745] Nele Pier Bouwensdr. (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The spacing of the last line of the inscription and the use of Arabic numerals suggest that the date of death was added at a later date, i.e. the slab was made during Nele's lifetime

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4745
Personal details
Name Nele Pier Bouwensdr.
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1539/09/08
Additional remarks The effigy wears the veil of a married woman but no husband is mentioned. There is also no reason to identify her as a nun, unless the dress can be positively identified as a nun's habit.
Social standing
Status social standing not certain/unknown
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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