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Floor slab of Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam and his son Nicolaas Pietersz. van Amsterdam

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2546
Name Floor slab of Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam and his son Nicolaas Pietersz. van Amsterdam
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Pieterskerk
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 rectangular field in which a shield hanging from a branch, chalice and host inside a Gothic niche below, decorated quatrefoils with evangelist symbols in the corners, inscription and floral decorations along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [19] St. Pieterskerk (Pieterskerk) (St Peter's Church), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated persons were priest and canon of this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
  • in the (side) aisle
Argumentation mentioned by Buchelius
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks originally located in the south aisle, near a memorial tablet of the two commemorated persons
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 Petri Johannis and Nicolai Petri (Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam and Nicolaas Pietersz. van Amsterdam)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4950] Nicolai Petri (Nicolaas Pietersz. van Amsterdam) (male)
  • [4949] Petri Johannis (Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification father and son
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 260 x 142 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In good condition, except for the upper section of the slab. This section shows filled breaks and stains.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J., Aards, betrokken en zelfbewust. De verwevenheid van cultuur en religie in katholiek Utrecht, 1300-1600 (Utrecht 2008), 904; 8
  • Buchelius, A., Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 74; 39v
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 972-28
Additional remarks
Additional remarks According to Buchelius, a memorial tablet in the wall next to the stone slab informed the viewer that Pieter Jansz. (d. 1468) and Nicolaas Pietersz. (d. 1478) were respectively chantry priest and canon of the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2546] Floor slab of Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam and his son Nicolaas Pietersz. van Amsterdam

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a central rectangular field in which a shield hanging from a branch, chalice and host inside a Gothic niche below, decorated quatrefoils with evangelist symbols in the corners, inscription and floral decorations along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 260 x 142 x 0
Date
Year 1468
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification date of death of the commemorated person who died first (Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam), as recorded by Buchelius
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Pieterskerk
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 north portal, placed against the wall
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 the rectangular field in the centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fess (een dwarsbalk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification a guige hanging from a raguly branch
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
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
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sepulcrum devoti sacerdotis, domini Petri Johannis, patris, et magistri Nicolai Petri, filii sui legittimi. Orate pro [eis].
Translation
English translation Grave of pious priest, sir Pieter Jansz., father, and master Nicolaas Pietersz., his legitimate son. Pray for [them].
Dutch translation Graf van de vrome priester, heer Pieter Jansz., vader, en meester Nicolaas Pietersz., zijn wettige zoon. Bid voor [hen].
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4949] Petri Johannis (Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4950] Nicolai Petri (Nicolaas Pietersz. van Amsterdam) (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)
  • chalice (and host)
  • architectural decorations
  • flowers/plants
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) evangelist symbols inside quatrefoils decorated with fleurs-de-lis (corners); chalice and host inside a Gothic niche with tracery and pinnacles (lower section); border of fleurs-de-lis and other flowers (edges)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4949
Personal details
Name Petri Johannis (Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1468
Additional remarks Father of Nicolaas Pietersz. van Amsterdam.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification (chantry) priest of the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4950
Personal details
Name Nicolai Petri (Nicolaas Pietersz. van Amsterdam)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1478
Additional remarks Son of Pieter Jansz. van Amsterdam
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 of the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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