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Floor slab of Michael Janz. and his wife Lisbet S[...]lendr.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 281
Name Floor slab of Michael Janz. and his wife Lisbet S[...]lendr.
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Amsterdam, Oude Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a cadaver effigy in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and medallions with heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [16] St. Nicolaaskerk (Oude Kerk) (St Nicholas's Church (Old Church)), Amsterdam
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. • 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’. • It is unclear whether Lisbet S[...]lendr. was buried in the grave of her husband
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Michael Janz. and his wife Lisbet S[...]lendr.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [397] Michael Janz. (male)
  • [398] Lisbet S[...]lendr., wife of Michael Janz. (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 198 x 100 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In reasonable condition. The slab is worn. The inscription is hard to read and the devices of the shields have almost worn away.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Binnenlandvaarderskapel 25, http://www.gravenopinternet.nl
  • Janse, H., De Oude Kerk te Amsterdam. Bouwgeschiedenis en restauratie (Zwolle 2004), 342
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised no.: 25

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [281] Floor slab of Michael Janz. and his wife Lisbet S[...]lendr.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a cadaver effigy in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and medallions with heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 198 x 100 x 0
Date
Year 1522
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amsterdam, Oude Kerk
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 Binnenlandvaarderskapel (no. 25)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre of the slab
Portrait of
Name Michael Janz.
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification most likely a male effigy
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • skeleton/cadaver
  • unusual/different clothing
Specification
Posture uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal the hands crossed across the lower abdomen
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description a loincloth?
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The cadaver is eaten by worms

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a six-pointed star (een zespuntige ster)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a mark (een merk)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a mark (een merk)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield an escallop (een st. jacobsschelp)
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
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
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer ons here 1522 starff Michael Janz. Int jaer ons heren 151[.] den [...] starf Lisbet S[...]lendr.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1522 died Michael Janz. In the year of Our Lord 151[.] on [...] died Lisbet S[...]lendr.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [398] Lisbet S[...]lendr., wife of Michael Janz. (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [397] Michael Janz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn and consequently hard to read

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Gothic decorations at the top of the central field
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 397
Personal details
Name Michael Janz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1522
Additional remarks Husband of Lisbet S[...]lendr. He was buried in the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 398
Personal details
Name Lisbet S[...]lendr., wife of Michael Janz.
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Date of death is possibly 1517.
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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