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Floor slab of Aleyt Kempen and family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2597
Name Floor slab of Aleyt Kempen and family
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 and damaged stone slab with remnants of successive inscriptions and heraldry
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
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
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. • 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 Aleyt Kempen and family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5016] Aleyt Kempen (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification
Additional remarks A later inscription commemorates the priest Geraerd Kempen (d. 1648), who was a distant relation of Aleyt.
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 136 x 75 x 0
Completeness The slab appears complete
Condition Badly worn and damaged: inscriptions and heraldry are difficult to read
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate the priest Geraerd Kempen (d. 1648), who was a distant relation of Aleyt, and also Bartholomeus Mathijssen van Arlten and his wife Marieke Alaerts.
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, 97
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2597] Floor slab of Aleyt Kempen and family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn and damaged stone slab with remnants of successive inscriptions and heraldry
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 136 x 75 x 0
Date
Year 1522
Specified date 1522/07/13
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 at the top of the slab (upside down)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn; originally: per fess, over all a checky bend (gesleten; oorspronkelijk: doorsneden, over alles heen een in twee rijen geschaakte schuinbalk)
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 Suspended from a ribbon
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Kemp(en)
Person details
Person details
  • [5016] Aleyt Kempen (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on a manuscript (HS 1790, 150.2)

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 Begraefnis [...] anno 1522
Translation
English translation Burial [...] in the year 1522.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Deeply incised Gothic textualis lettering
Inscription mentioning
Name [5016] Aleyt Kempen (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks According to MS 1709, 150.2, this original part of the inscription read: 'Sepultura Aleijt Kempen, sterft den 13 / Julij 1522'.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5016
Personal details
Name Aleyt Kempen
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1522/07/13
Additional remarks Aleyt was the daughter of Coenraet Ghysberts Kemp (also Kempen) and Christina Jan Wyers van Os. In 1484 Aleyt became a member of the Illustrious Confraternity of Our Lady. She probably remained unmarried.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
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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