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Floor slab of Jan (de) Cock

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2623
Name Floor slab of Jan (de) Cock
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 Badly worn stone slab, originally with a central quatrefoil featuring a seated angel holding a shield, a chalice and host above, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
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 Jan (de) Cock was a canon of this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • near an altar
Argumentation Jan (de) Cock was buried near the upper altar of St Mary Magdalene
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Johannes Cock
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5056] Johannes Cock (Jan (de) Cock) (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 Meuse limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 235 x 113 x 0
Completeness An old circular indent in the lower half of the slab now contains a modern brass plaque of 1928
Condition Worn: the original incised lines and lettering are only faintly visible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification A later inscription commemorates the Carmelite 'holy' nun from Oirschot, Maria Margaretha van Valckenisse (d. 1658): an old circular indent in the lower half of the slab is now filled with a modern replacement brass plaque commemorating her death and burial.
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, 134
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2623] Floor slab of Jan (de) Cock

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Badly worn stone slab, originally with a central quatrefoil featuring a seated angel holding a shield, a chalice and host above, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 235 x 113 x 0
Date
Year 1495
Specified date 1495/09/23
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 baptismal chapel in the south-west corner
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 a central quatrefoil 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; originally: three vair pales, in a chief three mallets sinister bendwise (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: drie palen van vair; een schildhoofd met drie schuinlinks geplaatste klophamers)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification The shield is held diagonally by a seated angel
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to De Cock
Person details
Person details
  • [5056] Johannes Cock (Jan (de) Cock) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on earlier drawings and descriptions

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 Hic iacet sepultus venerabilis vir dominus Johannes Cock, huius ecclesie canonicus presbiter, qui obiit Anno Domini MCCCC XCV mensis Septembris die XXIII, cuius anima requiescat in pace.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the venerable man, sir Jan (de) Cock, canon and priest of this church, who died in the year of Our Lord 1495 on the 23rd day of the month of September, whose soul may rest in peace.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven de eerbiedwaardige man, heer Jan (de) Cock, kanunnik en priester van deze kerk, die stierf in het jaar Onzes Heren 1495 op de 23ste dag van de maand september. Zijn ziel ruste in vrede.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5056] Johannes Cock (Jan (de) Cock) (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)
  • evangelist symbols
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Badly worn quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the corner; the chalice and host in the centre of the slab can no longer be recognised
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5056
Personal details
Name Johannes Cock (Jan (de) Cock)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1495/09/23
Additional remarks Jan was a natural son of Ghysbert de Cock (van Neerijnen). He became a canon of the church of St John in 1472 where he was buried near the higher altar of Mary Magdalene.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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