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Floor slab of Jan Bax, his wife Heylwich van de Hove, and family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2453
Name Floor slab of Jan Bax, his wife Heylwich van de Hove, and family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a central round medallion in which a coat of arms, inscriptions along the edge and in the central field, 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 [387] St. Johannes Evangelistkerk (St. Janskathedraal) (St John Evangelist's Church (St John's Cathedral)), 's-Hertogenbosch
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? 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 and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jan Bax, his wife Heylwich van de Hove, and family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4834] Heylwich van de Hove (female)
  • [4833] Jan Bax (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family
Relation specification Married couple, their son and his wife, and family members in later generations
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 272 x 137 x 0
Completeness Complete, except for some minor losses around the edges
Condition Some wear
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate the couple's son, daughter-in-law, and two more family members
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Oudheusden, J.A.F.M. van; Tummers, H. A. , De grafzerken van de Sint-Jan te ’s-Hertogenbosch, http://www.grafzerkensintjan.nl/default.aspx, 35
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks incised number in the centre: 44

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2453] Floor slab of Jan Bax, his wife Heylwich van de Hove, and family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a central round medallion in which a coat of arms, inscriptions along the edge and in the central field, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 272 x 137 x 0
Date
Year 1552
Specified date 1552/07/22
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The earliest date of death is that of the husband
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is situated in the north outer aisle of the nave
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 inside a round medallion in the centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: three gourds, 2-1; II: a contourny(?) plough (gedeeld, I: drie kalebassen, 2-1; II: een omgewende(?) ploeg)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a gourd (helmteken: een kalebas)
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 Bax-Van de Hove
Person details
Person details
  • [4834] Heylwich van de Hove (female)
  • [4833] Jan Bax (male)
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 Hier leget begraven Jan Bax, hoichrentmeester was van Den Bosche, die sterf anno XVc LII den XXII dach Julij. Ende Heylwich van den Hove, zijn huysvrouw, sterf anno XVc LV den 28 Aprilis.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Jan Bax, who was high steward of 's-Hertogenbosch and who died in the year 1552 on the 22nd day of July. And Heylwich van de Hove, his wife, who died in the year 1555 on the 28th of April.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [4833] Jan Bax (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4834] Heylwich van de Hove (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
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)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) evangelist symbols in quatrefoil medallions
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4833
Personal details
Name Jan Bax
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1552/07/22
Additional remarks Jan was married to Heylwich van de Hove.
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification high steward of the domains of Brabant in the district of 's-Hertogenbosch
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 4834
Personal details
Name Heylwich van de Hove
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1555/04/28
Additional remarks Heylwich was married to Jan Bax.
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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