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Floor slab of a priest named Walter (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2746
Name Floor slab of a priest named Walter (fragment(s))
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 Fragment of a stone slab with a worn round medallion with a chalice and host in the centre, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
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; 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 Priest Walter
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5254] Walter (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 93 x 62 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the lower part of the slab is missing
Condition Worn: the central medallion with chalice and host is almost unrecognisable
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, 208
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2746] Floor slab of a priest named Walter (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with a worn round medallion with a chalice and host in the centre, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 93 x 62 x 0
Date
Year 1541
Specified date 1541/05/26
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 outer 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 originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [H]ic iacet sepultus dominus Walterus, presbyter huius altaris et prim[...] [...], obiit anno XVc XLI die XXVI Maii.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried sir Walter, priest of this altar and first [...], who died in the year 1541 on the 26th day of May.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven heer Walter, priester van dit altaar en eerste [...], die stierf in het jaar 1541 op de 26ste dag van mei.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a folded text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5254] Walter (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The fragment shows an inscription along the top, right and left edges of the slab

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Central round medallion with chalice and host in low relief, now virtually worn away
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5254
Personal details
Name Walter
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1541/05/26
Additional remarks Walter's surname is lost because the slab is broken and the inscription now incomplete. He may have been the son of blacksmith Peter Wouters Symons and Henricxken Daniels Arnts, and the same lord Wouter who bought the house 'In die Cluyse' in September 1539..
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • 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 (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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