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Floor slab of Adriaen Zegers and Heylwich Eyckmans, and two sons and their wives (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2774
Name Floor slab of Adriaen Zegers and Heylwich Eyckmans, and two sons and their wives (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 an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the upper corners, and later inscriptions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1575
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? 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
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 Adriaen Zeghers and Heylke Eyckmans, and two sons and their wives
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5305] Heylke (Heylwich) Eyckmans (female)
  • [5304] Adriaen Zeg(h)ers (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Later inscriptions commemorate the couple's two sons and their wives
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 171 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the fragment consists of the upper part of a much larger slab
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate the couple's two sons and their wives
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, 277
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2774] Floor slab of Adriaen Zegers and Heylwich Eyckmans, and two sons and their wives (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a stone slab with an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the upper corners, and later inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 118 x 171 x 0
Date
Year 1559
Specified date 1559/11/14
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The earliest date of death mentioned is that of Heylwich Jan Wouters Eyckmans
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 north transept
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the slab (now missing)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield According to manuscript 1709, 89.1, the slab showed: per pale, I: two fesses between eight martlets in orle, 3-2-3, with a quatrefoil between the two central martlets; II: per fess, a: three triple barrelets, in chief three quatrefoils or roses; b: a carbuncle (Volgens handschrift 1709, 89.1 toonde de zerk: gedeeld, I: twee dwarsbalken, vergezeld van acht zoomsgewijs geplaatste merletten, 3-2-3, met tussen de twee middelste merletten een vierblad; 2: doorsneden, a: drie drielingsbalken en in het schildhoofd drie vierbladen of rozen; b: een karbonkel)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Zegers-Eyckmans
Person details
Person details
  • [5305] Heylke (Heylwich) Eyckmans (female)
  • [5304] Adriaen Zeg(h)ers (male)
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
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven Adriaen Zeghers Jan Elias, [sterf den 16 October En Heylke, syn huysvrouw, dochter Jan Eyckma]ns, sterf anno 1559 den 14 November
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Adriaen Zeghers Jan Elias, [died on the 16th October. And Heylke, his wife, daughter of Jan Eyckma]ns, died in the year 1559 on the 14th November.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5305] Heylke (Heylwich) Eyckmans (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5304] Adriaen Zeg(h)ers (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The bracketed text is currently missing and taken from a manuscript (Hs 1709, 89.1). 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)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in low relief
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5304
Personal details
Name Adriaen Zeg(h)ers
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1560/10/16
Additional remarks Adriaen was a son of tailor Zeger Jan Elias van Cuyck († 1515/6) and Margaretha Tielmans van de Parre († 1496/7). He was a tailor himself and among the wealthiest inhabitants of 's-Hertogenbosch. He was married to Heylwich Eyckmans (d. 1559), and together they had at least eight children.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
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 5305
Personal details
Name Heylke (Heylwich) Eyckmans
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1559/11/14
Additional remarks Heylwich was a daughter of Jan Wouters Eyckmans and married to the wealthy tailor Adriaen Zegers. Together they had at least eight children.
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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