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Floor slab of Joris Strijt and Alexander van Lamsweerde

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2807
Name Floor slab of Joris Strijt and Alexander van Lamsweerde
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large worn stone slab with two Ionic pilasters surmounted by a semicircular pediment showing a shell motive and a shield containing an image of the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God), and inscription below the pediment
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1450
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Cornelisz., Cornelis
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St MartinĀ“s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • near an altar
  • in the ambulatory
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located in the south-eastern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Petrus en Paulus' (chapel of SS Peter and Paul). The altar of SS Peter and Paul was originally situated behind the slab. In 1564, Strijt had the altar decorated with a sculpted retable which was made by Hendrik Jansz. and painted by Jan Block
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks The grave and floor slab first belonged to Hadewich van der Meer (d. 1435), mother of canon Petrus de Mera. On 20 July 1563, canon Joris Strijt (d. 1565) acquired the grave and slab from the chapter of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk. In 1640, the grave and slab came into the possession of canon Alexander van Lamsweerde (d. 1663).
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Joris Strijt
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5375] Joris Strijt (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks It is unclear whether Hadewich van der Meer originally was also commemorated in the slab
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 Tournai stone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 361 x 201 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: major losses along the edges. Furthermore, the slab has been reused in the 17th century; some of the older elements of the slab were hacked away. See Alterations.
Condition In poor condition. The slab is badly damaged and worn. The inscription of Alexander van Lamsweerde is partly illegible.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) removed
  • heraldry removed
  • inscription(s) added
  • heraldry added
Specification Inscription and heraldic shield of canon Joris Strijt (d.1565) removed; inscription and heraldic shield of canon Alexander van Lamsweerde (d.1663) added. Strijt's heraldic shield (two swords in saltire) was hacked away and replaced with that of Alexander van Lamsweerde, showing the Agnus Dei. Buchelius's 'Monumenta' provides us with a drawing of the floor slab of Strijt, as well as a transcription of the original inscription.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 204; no. 25
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 77; 25
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 27; fol. 16r
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 136, 278, 341, 413; no. 11
  • Haslinghuis, E.J.; Peeters, C.J.A.C., De Nederlandse Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, dl. II, De provincie Utrecht, Eerste stuk, De gemeente Utrecht, Tweede aflevering, De Dom van Utrecht ('s-Gravenhage 1965), 391; 34
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-60, photo no. 967-60_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The mensa at the head end of the slab may have been part of the former altar of SS Peter and Paul

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2807] Floor slab of Joris Strijt and Alexander van Lamsweerde

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large worn stone slab with two Ionic pilasters surmounted by a semicircular pediment showing a shell motive and a shield in which an image of the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God), and inscription below the pediment
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 361 x 201 x 0
Date
Year ca.1435
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification Date of death of Hadewich van der Meer, for whom the slab was initially made. The slab got its current Renaissance appearance in 1564-1565, shortly before Joris Strijt's death.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the south-eastern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Petrus en Paulus' (chapel of SS Peter and Paul)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Cornelisz., Cornelis
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification archival records (1565)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the pediment
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield A contourny lamb, holding a sword (Agnus Dei) (Een omgewend lam, houdende een zwaard (Agnus Dei))
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 Alexander van Lamsweerde
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription centre of the slab, below the pediment
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sepulchrum magistri Alexandri a Lamsweerde canonici Traiectensis [...]
Translation
English translation Grave of master Alexander van Lamsweerde, canon of the Utrecht Dom Church [...]
Dutch translation Graf van meester Alexander van Lamsweerde, kanunnik van de Utrechtse Domkerk [...]
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription of Alexander van Lamsweerde replaced the inscription of Joris Strijt. According to Buchelius, the inscription of Strijt used to read: "Ego sicut foenum arvi et ecce nunc in pulvere dormio, donec resurrecturus e terra in die novissimo. Georgius Strijt obiit III junii anno Domini MDLXV" (English:"I am like hay on the land, and see, now I sleep in the dust until I will rise from the earth on the day of judgment. Joris Strijt died on June 3 in the year of the Lord 1565" / Dutch: "Ik ben als hooi op het land, en zie, nu slaap ik in het stof tot ik zal opstaan uit de aarde op de jongste dag. Joris Strijt stierf op 3 juni in het jaar des Heren 1565").

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • religious representations
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two pilasters with Ionic capitals; pediment showing a shell motif and a shield in which an image of the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God holding a banner)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5375
Personal details
Name Joris Strijt
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1565
Additional remarks Joris Strijt was buried in the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht. He had bought the grave from the chapter in 1563.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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