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Floor slab of Claes van Ravensteen, Thomas van Borken and Peter Jan Marcelissz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2768
Name Floor slab of Claes van Ravensteen, Thomas van Borken and Peter Jan Marcelissz.
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 Large worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge and a centrally placed round medallion with chalice and host
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [390] Ten Orthen, Zusters en broeders des gemenen levens (Ten Orthen House, Sisters and Brethren of the Common Life), 's-Hertogenbosch
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? no
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 The inscription suggests that the slab and the grave was originally situated in the chapel of the double monastery that comprised the convent of the Sisters of Orthen and the Sint-Andreashuis for brethren of the Common Life (Sint-Andreashuis on Hinthamerstraat in the city)
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks For social function, see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Claes van Ravensteen, Thomas van Borken and Peter Jan Marcelissz.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5293] Peter Jan Marcelissz. (male)
  • [5292] Claes van Ravensteen (male)
  • [5294] Thomas van Borken (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons members of a religious order
Relation specification two brothers of a convent and one priest (not a member of the order?) who was a delegate of this convent (representative of the convent in the outside world)
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 200 x 86 x 0
Completeness Losses along the right edge
Condition Badly worn, esp. on the right side: the inscription is difficult to read in places, and the medallion with chalice and host has virtually disappeared
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, 256
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2768] Floor slab of Claes van Ravensteen, Thomas van Borken and Peter Jan Marcelissz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge and a centrally placed round medallion with chalice and host
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 200 x 86 x 0
Date
Year 1523
Specified date 1523/03/01
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The grave itself originally belonged to Thomas van Borken, who died in 1499, but the inscription names Claes van Ravesteen first
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 along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begrave Claes van Ravesteen brueder dees convents die sterf anno XVc en XXIII die ierste dach in merte. En heer Thomas van Borken die sterf anno XIIIIc XCIX XVII decembris.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Claes van Ravensteen, brother of this convent, who died in the year 1523 [= 1524] on the first day in March. And lord Thomas van Borken, who died in the year 1499 on 17 December.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a folded banderole
Inscription mentioning
Name [5292] Claes van Ravensteen (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5294] Thomas van Borken (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 across the top of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription En heer Peter Jan Marcelissz mede bruder des Convents die sterf anno XVc LXI den XI dach may
Translation
English translation And lord Peter Jan Marcelissz., fellow brother of the convent, who died in the year 1561 on the 11th day of May.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering at the top of the slab, beneath the banderole and above the now worn chalice and host
Inscription mentioning
Name [5293] Peter Jan Marcelissz. (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)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Centrally placed quatrefoil with chalice and host, now virtually disappeared
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5292
Personal details
Name Claes van Ravensteen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1524/03/01
Additional remarks Little is known about Claes van Ravensteen, other than that he was a brother in a convent along with Peter Jan Marcelissz. An act of 5 May 1561 shows that the latter was a priest and brother at the St Andrew's convent on Hinthamerstraat in 's-Hertogenbosch, so this must be where Claes lived as well.
Social standing
Status member of a convent/religious order
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
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5293
Personal details
Name Peter Jan Marcelissz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1561/05/11
Additional remarks Little is known about Peter Jan Marcelissz., other than that he was a brother in a convent along with Claes van Ravensteen. An act of 5 May 1561, in which Peter handed over a number of goods to sister Bela Otten Goyarts on behalf of the St Andrew's convent on Hinthamerstraat in 's-Hertogenbosch, shows that Peter was a priest and brother there. He died six days later.
Social standing
Status member of a convent/religious order
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
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5294
Personal details
Name Thomas van Borken
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1499/12/17
Additional remarks Thomas van Borken, also known as Thomas Odynck, probably came from Borken or Oeding near Bocholt. In the early 1460 he tried in vain to obtain a benefice in the beguinage church in 's-Hertogenbosch through the courts. Soon after he served at an altar in St John's church where he obtained a benefice in the early 1470s. He studied canon law at Cologne from 1478 to 1481 before returning to 's-Hertogenbosch where he was already an ordinary member of the Fraternity of Our Illustrous Lady. He held a number of posts, including that of representative of the convent of the Sisters of Orthen, a double monastery that also comprised the Sint-Andreashuis for brethren of the Common Life. Thomas's grave was probably originally situated in the chapel of this double monastery.
Social standing
Status member of a convent/religious order
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
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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