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Floor slab of Nicolaas van Tessel

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2819
Name Floor slab of Nicolaas van Tessel
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 Worn stone slab with a small medallion in which a per pale shield, inscription above
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
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 The commemorated person was semi-prebendary at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the transept
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab was originally located in the south transept, in the south-east corner
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks no information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Nicolaas van Tessel
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6444] Nicolaas van Tessel (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 239 x 118 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition In poor condition. The slab is badly worn and shows a horizontal break.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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), 206; no. 45
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 33; fol. 19r
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 291, 342; no.84
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-108, photo no. 967-108_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2819] Floor slab of Nicolaas van Tessel

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with a small medallion in which a per pale shield, inscription in Gothic textualis above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 239 x 118 x 0
Date
Year 1484
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification date of death as mentioned in literature
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 situated in the south transept (not its original location)
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 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 accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: a checky saltire; II: an animal passant (Gedeeld, I: een geschaakt schuinkruis; II: een gaand dier (volgens Bloys een leeuw, maar zeker geen leeuw op tekening Buchelius).
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 Van Tessel
Person details
Person details
  • [6444] Nicolaas van Tessel (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 top of the slab, above the shield
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Tessel
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6444
Personal details
Name Nicolaas van Tessel
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1484/02/16
Additional remarks
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
Specification semi-prebendary (imperialis) at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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