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Floor slab of Jacob Uteneng

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2549
Name Floor slab of Jacob Uteneng
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 Stone slab with a coat of arms inside a rectangular strapwork frame showing decorations and an inscription, a worn oval cartouche above, an oblong cartouche with inscription below, quatrefoils with shields in the corners and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1575
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 person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks originally located in the Deken- of Nicolaaskapel (Dean's or St Nicholas's Chapel), near the now lost memorial sculptures/tablets of Jacob's brother Cornelis Uteneng (d. 1578) and relative Frederik van Honseler (d.1559)
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks Inscription and/or decoration with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’. Jacob's relative Frederik van Honseler (d.1559) was buried in the same grave
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jacobus Utenenghe (Jacob Uteneng)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4953] Jacobus Utenenghe (Jacob Uteneng) (male)
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 380 x 190 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In reasonable condition. The slab is worn.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The dimensions are estimates
Provenance
Provenance The slab was excavated in the Pieterskerk in 1968
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), 906; 30
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J., Commemoration in a Utrecht collegiate church: burial and memorial culture in St. Peter's (1054-1784), in: Bueren, T. van; Leerdam, Andrea van, Care for the here and the hereafter: memoria, art and ritual in the Middle Ages (Turnhout 2005), 191-219, 197-198
  • Buchelius, A., Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 76; fol. 40v
  • Groot, Arie de; Bogaers, L.C.J.J., Van anonieme graven tot persoonsgebonden grafmonumenten: zeven eeuwen grafcultuur in de Utrechtse Pieterskerk, Trajecta: tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis van het katholiek leven in de Nederlanden 11 (2002), 211-243, 214, 226
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 972-31; RCE: object no. 246.647, adlib priref 20233684
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2549] Floor slab of Jacob Uteneng

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a coat of arms inside a rectangular strapwork frame showing decorations and an inscription, a worn oval cartouche above, an oblong cartouche with inscription below, quatrefoils with shields in the corners and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 380 x 190 x 0
Date
Year 1569
Specified date 1569/05/04
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 Deken- of Nicolaaskapel (Dean's or St Nicholas's Chapel), placed against the north 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 frame in the centre of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield three lozenges, 2-1 (drie ruiten, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two banded horns (helmteken: twee gebande (jacht)hoorns)
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 Uteneng
Person details
Person details
  • [4953] Jacobus Utenenghe (Jacob Uteneng) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside quatrefoil in the upper left corner
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 three lozenges, 2-1 (drie ruiten, 2-1)
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 Uteneng
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside quatrefoil in the lower left corner
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 three zules, 2-1 (drie zuilen, 2-1)
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 Van Zuylen (van Nijevelt)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside quatrefoil in the upper right corner
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 three lozenges, 2-1 (drie ruiten, 2-1)
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 Uteneng
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside quatrefoil in the lower right corner
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 barry of eight, on the even bars ten saltirels, 4--3-2-1 (gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken, op de even balken tien schuinkruisjes 4-3-2-1)
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
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 Anno Domini 1569, die 4 mensis Maii, obiit magister Jacobus Utenenghe, huius ecclesiae decanus et canonicus, orate pro eo
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1569, the 4th day of the month of May, died master Jacob Uteneng, dean and canon of this church, pray for him
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1569, de 4de dag van de maand Mei, stierf meester Jacob Uteneng, deken en kanunnik van deze kerk, bidt voor hem
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4953] Jacobus Utenenghe (Jacob Uteneng) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription at the top of the rectangular frame, flanking the putto and skull
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Vivendo morimur
Translation
English translation In living we die
Dutch translation Terwijl wij leven sterven wij
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription inside the oblong cartouche at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Mors ianua vitae
Translation
English translation Death is the gateway to life
Dutch translation De dood is de poort tot het leven
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
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)
  • geometric patterns
  • flowers/plants
  • allegorical motifs
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • garland(s)
  • mask(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • fruit
  • animals (pets/other)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) rectangular strapwork frame in the centre decorated with a recumbent putto resting on a skull (top), a skull with two crossed bones (bottom), heads wearing turban-like headgear (corners) and masks, flowers, walking animals and birds sitting on a branch (sides); oblong strapwork cartouche at the bottom of the slab flanked by two savages holding palmbranches, surrounded by masks and festoons of fruit; oval strapwork cartouche at the top of the slab in which the pierced heard of Christ(?), scrolling around the cartouche; quatrefoils in the corners of the slab
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4953
Personal details
Name Jacobus Utenenghe (Jacob Uteneng)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1569/05/04
Additional remarks Also known as Jacob uten Eng. Son of Beernt Uteneng and Johanna over de Vecht. Brother of Cornelis Uteneng. Licentiate of both laws. Founder of the 'Apostelgasthuis' (Apostle's hospital) in Utrecht. He was buried near the outer wall of the Deken- of Nicolaaskapel (Dean's or St Nicholas's Chapel) in the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon and dean at the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht (1541-1569)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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