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Floor slab of Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2494
Name Floor slab of Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Janskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a worn medallion in the centre containing a heraldic shield, banderoles above and below, two crossed palm branches at the top, two crossed staves behind a pilgrim's hat and scallop shell at the bottom
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St Martin´s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The commemorated person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the (side) aisle
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab was originally located in the south aisle
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 Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6441] Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks Identification of the commemorated party based on Buchelius's notes and drawings
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 343 x 171 x 0
Completeness Largely complete: minor losses along the edges (top)
Condition The slab is badly worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church), Utrecht; St. Janskerk (St John's Church), Utrecht
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 33; fol. 19r
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 294-295, 342; no. 103
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 969-75, photo no. 969-75_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks From the iconography of the slab we can gather that the commemorated person had made pilgrimages to Jerusalem and Santiago da Compostela

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2494] Floor slab of Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a worn medallion in the centre containing a heraldic shield, banderoles above and below, two crossed palm branches at the top, two crossed staves behind a pilgrim's hat and scallop shell at the bottom
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 343 x 171 x 0
Date
Year 1544
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification date of death as mentioned in literature
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Janskerk
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 south transept
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation See also 'Floor slab of Rudolf Campinck' [2486]: this slab in the Janskerk shows largely the same iconography
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry suspended shield inside central medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn away. Description of the original shield based on Buchelius's drawing: a dragon, an inescutchon with bends (een draak, het hartschild beladen met schuinbalken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
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 Waldoriaulx
Person details
Person details
  • [6441] Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia (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 on banderoles above and below the central medallion
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription has worn away. According to Buchelius, the inscription originally read: "Sepulchrum Joannis Waldoriaulx de Bovinia" (English: "Grave of Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia" / Dutch: " Graf van Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia").

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • religious attributes or symbols
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two crossed palm branches (Jerusalem feathers); pilgrim's hat; two crossed pilgrim's staves; scallop shell
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks References to pilgrimages to Jeruslam and Santiago da Compostela

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6441
Personal details
Name Johan Waldoriaulx de Bovinia
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1544/02/13
Additional remarks He made pilgrimages to Jerusalem and Santiago da Compostela
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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