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Floor slab of Jan van Gouda

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2652
Name Floor slab of Jan van Gouda
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 stone slab with an indent of a lost brass of a chalice and host in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
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 Jan held a benefice in the church and was buried near the altar of St John the Baptist
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • near an altar
Argumentation Jan was originally buried near the altar of St John the Baptist
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 Jan van Gouda
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5095] Jan van Gouda (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 212 x 105 x 0
Completeness An indent in the centre indicates the loss of an original insert of a chalice and host, probably made of brass
Condition Worn but still legible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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, 154
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2652] Floor slab of Jan van Gouda

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with an indent of a lost brass of a chalice and host in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 212 x 105 x 0
Date
Year 1522
Specified date 1522/09/20
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 south inner aisle of the nave
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
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 Hic iacet sepultus honorabilis vir Johannes de Gouda, sacerdos huius altaris rector, qui obiit anno XXII Septembris die XX, cuius anima requiescat in pace.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the honourable man Jan van Gouda, priest and rector of this altar, who died in the year [15]22 on the 20th day of September, whose soul may rest in peace.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven de eerbiedwaardige man Jan van Gouda, priester en rector van dit altaar, die stierf in het jaar [15]22 op de 20ste dag van september. Zijn ziel ruste in vrede.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5095] Jan van Gouda (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) Quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in low relief in the four corners of the slab; originally an inlaid chalice and host in the centre, probably made of brass
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
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Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5095
Personal details
Name Jan van Gouda
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1522/09/22
Additional remarks Jan Ghijsberts van Gouda or van der Goude is first mentioned in 1492 as holding a benefice in St John's church, where he served at the altar of St John the Baptist near which he was later buried; in 1510 he is referred to as a chaplain. His name suggests that he originally came from Gouda. He owned a house on the Triniteit, which he left to Catharina Arnts, the daughter of his maidservant.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
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