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Floor slab of Embert Claessz. and Elsken van de Wiel

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2459
Name Floor slab of Embert Claessz. and Elsken van de Wiel
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 Worn stone slab with a central round medallion in which allied arms, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1575
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 Embert was a sworn brother of the Illustrious Confraternity of Our Lady, whose members held a funeral mass for him in the church on 29 June 1566
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 Embert Claessz. and his wife Elsken van de Wiel
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4844] Embert Claessz. (male)
  • [4845] Elsken van de Wiel (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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 Meuse limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 218 x 122 x 0
Completeness
Condition Badly worn: inscriptions, medallions and heraldry now virtually illegible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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, 55
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2459] Floor slab of Embert Claessz. and Elsken van de Wiel

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with a central round medallion in which allied arms, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 218 x 122 x 0
Date
Year 1564
Specified date 1564/03/27
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The earliest date of death is that of the wife
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 inner 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, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: per pale, I: on an issuant mount a contourny strutting cock; II: a lion (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: gedeeld, I: een omgewende stappende haan op een berg; II: een leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Supended from a ring with a band
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Embert Claesszn
Person details
Person details
  • [4844] Embert Claessz. (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on a manuscript (Hs 1709, 102.3)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside a round medallion in the centre, on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: per pale, I: three drop hammers, 2-1; II: a lion, over all a bar (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: gedeeld; I drie heiblokken, 2-1; II: een leeuw; over alles heen een smalle dwarsbalk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Supended from a ring with a band
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Elsken van de Wiel
Person details
Person details
  • [4845] Elsken van de Wiel (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on a manuscript (Hs 1709, 102.3)

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 leet begraven Embert Claesszoon, sterf anno 1569 den 19 Juny God he[...]. Ende Elsken, sijn huysvrouw, sterf anno 1564 den 27 mert.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Embert Claessz., died in the year 1569 on the 19th June, God [have his soul?], and Elsken, his wife, died in the year 1564 on the 27th March.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a continuous text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [4845] Elsken van de Wiel (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4844] Embert Claessz. (male)
Sex male
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) Quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the four corners, now virtually worn away
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4844
Personal details
Name Embert Claessz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1566/06/19
Additional remarks Embert Claessz. was married first to Luytgart Wouters van Haren and then to Elsken van de Wiel. He may have come from Schijndel for some records name him as Embert Claes of Schijndel (or also Embert Claes Wellens). He became a citizen of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1513. Sworn brother of the Illustrious Confraternity of Our Lady in 1518/9. Its members held a funeral mass for him in St John's Cathedral on 29 June 1566.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification merchant and pedlar in '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 4845
Personal details
Name Elsken van de Wiel
Sex female
Year/date of birth ca.1487
Year/date of death 1564/03/27
Additional remarks Elsken - also known as Elsbena - was a daughter of Mathijs Jans van de Wiel. She was the widow of Jacob Marcelis van Hedel, and the second wife of Embert Claessz.
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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