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Floor slab of Geertruyt Daemen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2762
Name Floor slab of Geertruyt Daemen
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 inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
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? probably 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 There is no record of this slab prior to 1912
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 Geertruyt Daemen
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5282] Geertruyt Daemen (female)
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 118 x 68 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Worn: the inscription is illegible in places
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, 240
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2762] Floor slab of Geertruyt Daemen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 118 x 68 x 0
Date
Year 1539
Specified date 1539/05/09
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
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leghet begraven Geertruyt Daemen huysvrou die sterf anno [...] XVc ende XXXIX den IX dach mey
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Geertruyt Daemen, wife, who died in the year [...] 1539 on the 9th day of May.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a folded banderole
Inscription mentioning
Name [5282] Geertruyt Daemen (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is so worn as to be illegible in many places: the year of death may not relate to Geertruyt herself

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5282
Personal details
Name Geertruyt Daemen
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1539/05/09
Additional remarks No data for deceased, other than that the word 'huysvrou' in the inscription indicates that she was married. Because of the illegibility of the inscription it is unclear whether the date of death relates to Geertruyt.
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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