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Floor slab of Cornelis Coelberts and Elisabeth Kemp, and probably a grandson

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2796
Name Floor slab of Cornelis Coelberts and Elisabeth Kemp, and probably a grandson
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, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the corners, and a central round medallion with a griffin holding a shield
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
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 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 Cornelis Coelberts and Elisabeth Kemp, and probably a grandson
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5345] Cornelis Coelberts (male)
  • [5346] Lijsken (Elisabeth) Kemp (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification
Additional remarks A later inscription commemorates probably the couple's grandson, who died in 1617.
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 187 x 99 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Worn but still legible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification A later inscription commemorates probably the couple's grandson, who died in 1617
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, 321
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2796] Floor slab of Cornelis Coelberts and Elisabeth Kemp, and probably a grandson

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the corners, and a central round medallion with a griffin holding a shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 187 x 99 x 0
Date
Year 1558
Specified date 1558/12/23
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Cornelis Coelberts predeceased his wife in 1558
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 transept crossing
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 inside a central round medallion
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: three mill-rinds, 2-1, in base a fire; II: per fess, A: a wreath bound in four places; B: a drop hammer (gedeeld, I: drie molenijzers, 2-1, onder vergezeld van een vuur; II: doorsneden, A: een op vier plaatsen gebonden bladerkrans; B: een heiblok)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (mythical beasts (dragon, unicorn, phoenix, wyvern))
Specification Griffin
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Coelberts-Kemp
Person details
Person details
  • [5345] Cornelis Coelberts (male)
  • [5346] Lijsken (Elisabeth) Kemp (female)
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 and continuing across the top
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven meester Cornelis Coelberts sterf anno 1558 den 23 december En Lijsken Henryc Kemps dochter syn huysvrou sterf anno 1594 den 27 Junij
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Master Cornelis Coelberts, who died in the year 1558 on 23 December. And Lijsken, Henrick Kemp's daughter, his wife, who died in the year 1594 on 27 June.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5346] Lijsken (Elisabeth) Kemp (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [7714] Henrick Jan Arnts Kemp (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [5345] Cornelis Coelberts (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)
  • 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 5345
Personal details
Name Cornelis Coelberts
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1515
Year/date of death 1558/12/23
Additional remarks Cornelis Coelberts or Coelborner was born around 1515 to the cloth merchant Jacob Jans Coelborner and Aleyt Thomas Henrick Maes. In 1529 Cornelis registered as a student at the university of Louvain where he became a Master in the liberal arts and bachelor in theology. In 1538 he obtained a benefice in the beguinage church in 's-Hertogenbosch and in 1544 he was appointed canon at St John's church like his brother Jan. However, his appointment was disputed and in 1551 relinquished his canon's prebend, his benefice and the priesthood, and soon after he married Elisabeth, daughter of Henrick Kemp and Elisabeth van de Hanenberch. The couple were among the wealthiest citizens of 's-Hertogenbosch.
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 5346
Personal details
Name Lijsken (Elisabeth) Kemp
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1594/06/27
Additional remarks Elisabeth was a daughter of Henrick Kemp and Elisabeth van de Hanenberch. She married Cornelis Coelberts soon after he had given up his priesthood in 1551.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7714
Personal details
Name Henrick Jan Arnts Kemp
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks He and his second wife Elisabeth van den Hanenberch were the parents of Maryken (MeMO Object ID 2782) and Elisabeth (MeMO Object ID 2796)..
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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