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Floor slab of Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2552
Name Floor slab of Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden
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 central coat of arms that is surrounded by eight per pale shields with banderoles, and inscription below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [19] St. Pieterskerk (Pieterskerk) (St Peter's Church), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • 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? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the nave
Argumentation mentioned by Buchelius
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located on the west side of the nave
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks no information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Cristofori ab Aemstelle a Minden (Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4957] Cristoforus ab Aemstelle a Minden (Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden) (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
Completeness Incomplete: the upper left corner and part of the left-hand side are missing (two shields lost)
Condition The slab is badly worn and damaged. Missing parts filled with cement.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 258-259; no. 13
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J., Aards, betrokken en zelfbewust. De verwevenheid van cultuur en religie in katholiek Utrecht, 1300-1600 (Utrecht 2008), 905; 25
  • 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
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J.; Groot, Arie de, 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, 225
  • Buchelius, A., Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 72; fol. 38v
Other documentation
Het Utrechts Archief: cat. no. 37174
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Letters below the coat of arms: L W V

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2552] Floor slab of Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a central coat of arms that is surrounded by eight per pale shields with banderoles, and inscription below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1549
Specified date 1549/01/05
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification date on which the commemorated person was buried (?)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Pieterskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility The slab is largely hidden under a wooden platform
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located on the west side 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 centre of the slab
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, over all a checky saltire (gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken, over alles heen een geschaakt schuinkruis)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two hairy arms, the hands holding a wreath (helmteken: twee harige armen, de handen een krans vasthoudend)
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 Amstel van Mijnden
Person details
Person details
  • [4957] Cristoforus ab Aemstelle a Minden (Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information based on Bloys van Treslong Prins (1919) and the notes and drawing of Buchelius (early 17th century)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left hand side, first shield from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: barry of eight, over all a checky saltire; II: a fess, over all a checky saltire (gedeeld, I: gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken, over alles heen een geschaakt schuinkruis (Amstel van Mijnden); II: een dwarsbalk met daarover heen een geschaakt schuinkruis (IJsselstein))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Banderole: Aemstell ende Isselsteijn
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 Amstel van Mijnden / IJsselstein
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information based on Bloys van Treslong Prins (1919) and the notes and drawing of Buchelius (early 17th century)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left hand side, second shield from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: three zules, 2-1; II: three mill-rinds, 2-1 (gedeeld, I: drie zuilen, 2-1 (Van Zuylen); II: drie molenijzers, 2-1 (Van Montfoort))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Banderole: Zuylen ende Montfort
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 Nyevelt) / Van Montfoort
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 left hand side, third shield from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: per pale, I: per fess, a: four lions, 2-2; b: ?; II: a lion (gedeeld, I: doorsneden, a: vier leeuwen 2-2; b: ?; II: een leeuw)
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 Kronenburg
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 left hand side, fourth shield from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: per pale, I: a lion; II: three medlars, 2-1 (gedeeld, I: een leeuw; II: drie mispels, 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 Not identified
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 right hand side, first shield from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: three crampons, 2-1; II: six lozenges, 1-4-1, accompanied by thriteen billets, 2-4-4-2-1 (gedeeld, I: drie weerhaken, 2-1 (Boetzelaer); II: zes ruiten, 1-4-1, vergezeld van dertien blokjes, 2-4-4-2-1 (Mol van Leetberg).)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Banderole: Boetselaer ende Moll van Leetberch
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 Boetzelaer / Mol van Leetberg
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information based on Bloys van Treslong Prins (1919) and the notes and drawing of Buchelius (early 17th century)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right hand side, second shield from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: a lion; II: a cross (gedeeld, I: een leeuw (Langerak); II: een kruis (Pieck))
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 Langerak / Pieck
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information based on Bloys van Treslong Prins (1919) and the notes and drawing of Buchelius (early 17th century)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right hand side, third shield from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: three crescents, 2-1; II: a cross (gedeeld, I: drie wassenaars, 2-1 (Polanen); II: een kruis (Rechteren))
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 Polanen / Rechteren
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information based on Bloys van Treslong Prins (1919) and the notes and drawing of Buchelius (early 17th century)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right hand side, fourth shield from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale,I: quarterly, 1, 4: three crowned lion's heads, 2-1; 2, 3: an embattled and counter-embattled fess; II: a checky saltire (gedeeld, I: gevierendeeld, 1, 4: drie gekroonde leeuwenkoppen, 2-1; 2, 3I: een beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalk (Herlaer); II: een geschaakt schuinkruis (Appeltern))
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 Herlaer / Appeltern
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information based on Bloys van Treslong Prins (1919) and the notes and drawing of Buchelius (early 17th century)

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sepulchrum venerabilis ac nobilis domini Christofori ab Aemstelle a Minden, canonici huius ecclesiae Divi Petri, sepulti anno XVc XLIX die vero quinto mensis Januarii.
Translation
English translation Grave of the venerable and noble sir Christoforus van Amstel van Mijnden, canon of this church of St Peter, buried in the year 1549, the 5th day of the month of January.
Dutch translation Graf van de eerbiedwaardige en nobele heer Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden, kanunnik van deze kerk van St. Petrus (Pieter), begraven in het jaar 1549, de 5de dag van de maand januari.
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4957] Cristoforus ab Aemstelle a Minden (Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The transcription as given by Bloys van Treslong Prins (1919) has been corrected in accordance with Latin grammar.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4957
Personal details
Name Cristoforus ab Aemstelle a Minden (Christoffel van Amstel van Mijnden)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1549
Additional remarks
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 at the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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