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Floor slab of Peter Henricx van Zomeren and his sister Dirkxen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2751
Name Floor slab of Peter Henricx van Zomeren and his sister Dirkxen
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 round medallion with a chalice and host in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols
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 Peter held a benefice in this church
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
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Peter Henricx van Zoemere and his sister Dirckxen
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5268] Dirckxen van Zomeren (female)
  • [5267] Peter Henricx van Zomeren (Zoemere) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification a priest and his sister
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)
Specification Meuse limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 172 x 84 x 0
Completeness
Condition Badly worn and now almost illegible
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, 217
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2751] Floor slab of Peter Henricx van Zomeren and his sister Dirkxen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Badly worn stone slab, originally with a round medallion with a chalice and host in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 172 x 84 x 0
Date
Year 1527
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification Priest Peter Henricx died probably in 1527, his sister Dirckxen in 1553
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 inscription originally along all four sides of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hic iacet sepultus venerabilis vir dominus Petrus filius Henrici de Zoemere primus rector huius altaris, qui obiit anno XVc [...] XXII [...]
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the venerable man, sir Peter, son of Henrick van Zoemere, first rector of this altar, who died in the year 15[...] on the twenty-second [..].
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven de eerbiedwaardige man, heer Peter, zoon van Henrick van Zoemere, eerste rector van dit altaar, die stierf in het jaar 15[...] op de 22ste [..].
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5267] Peter Henricx van Zomeren (Zoemere) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription upper half of the slab, inside the outer text band
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Ende Dirckxen syn zuster sterf anno XVc ende LIII de IIII dach Juny
Translation
English translation And Dirckxen, his sister, who died in the year 1553 on the 4th day of June.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering across the slab
Inscription mentioning
Name [5268] Dirckxen van Zomeren (female)
Sex female
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 the corners and a centrally placed round medallion with chalice and host, now almost completely worn away
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5267
Personal details
Name Peter Henricx van Zomeren (Zoemere)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1527
Additional remarks Peter Henricx van Zomeren is first mentioned as a benefice-holder in St John's church in 1519: he was then one of the executors of the last will of Geldolf van Zomeren, priest of the great Hospice. On 21 February 1528 two members of the Fraternity of Our Illustrous Lady in 's-Hertogenbosch are recorded as executors of Peter van Zomeren's own will, which makes a date of death in the secondhalf of 1527 the most plausible.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5268
Personal details
Name Dirckxen van Zomeren
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1553/06/04
Additional remarks Dirckxen was a sister of the priest Peter Henricx van Zomeren, who held a benefice in St John's church.
Social standing
Status
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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