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Floor slab of Reyner Jan Daems and Heylken Jacobs Knoyen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2797
Name Floor slab of Reyner Jan Daems and Heylken Jacobs Knoyen
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 trefoil medallion with a winged skull holding two shields
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
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? 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, social and didactic
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. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind / variations on ‘Remember that you will die’.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Reyner Jan Daems and Heylken Jacobs Knoyen
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5347] Reyner Jan Danissz(?) (Daems?) (male)
  • [5348] Heylken Jacobs Knoyen (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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 195 x 114 x 0
Completeness
Condition Badly worn
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, 323
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2797] Floor slab of Reyner Jan Daems and Heylken Jacobs Knoyen

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 trefoil medallion with a winged skull holding two shields
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 195 x 114 x 0
Date
Year 1535
Specified date 1535/05/28
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Heylken predeceased her husband in 1535
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 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 inside a central trefoil medallion, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: a sejant griffin (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: een zittende griffioen)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification A winged skull
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Daems?
Person details
Person details
  • [5347] Reyner Jan Danissz(?) (Daems?) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on a manuscript (Hs Martini, nr. 304)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside a central trefoil medallion, on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: a mark (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: een merk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification A winged skull
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Knoyen
Person details
Person details
  • [5348] Heylken Jacobs Knoyen (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on a manuscript (Hs Martini, nr. 304)

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 leet begraven [Reyner] Jan Danissz(?) die sterf anno XVc en XXXVI den XXII dach april Ende Heylken Knoyen syn huysvrou die sterf anno XVc XXXV den 28 maiey
Translation
English translation Here lies buried [Reyner] Jan Daems(?), who died in the year 1536 on the 22nd day of April. And Heylken Knoyen, his wife, who died in the year 1535 on 28 May.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5348] Heylken Jacobs Knoyen (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5347] Reyner Jan Danissz(?) (Daems?) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Transcription based on an antiquarian record

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
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5347
Personal details
Name Reyner Jan Danissz(?) (Daems?)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1536/04/22
Additional remarks Reyner Jan Daems originally came from Geel and is first recorded in ’s-Hertogenbosch in 1487 as clerk to town clerk and notary Mr. Arnt van Weylhuysen, but he soon made a career in the city. In 1496 he purchased his citizenship. He was married to Heylken Jacobs Knoyen, but the marriage was probably childless.
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 5348
Personal details
Name Heylken Jacobs Knoyen
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1535/05/28
Additional remarks Heylken was married to Reyner Jan Daems. The marriage was probably childless.
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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