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Floor slab of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2855
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s)
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 Stone slab with a heraldic shield inside a central quatrefoil that is surrounded by four heraldic shields, an oblong cartouche with an inscription above and below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [13] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Buurkerk; Maria Minor) (Our Lady's Church ), Utrecht
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification In 'Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de provincie Utrecht' (1919), this slab is listed among the tomb monuments and slabs that are located in the Utrecht Buurkerk. The slab was probably transferred to the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk during the restoration of the Buurkerk in 1978-1984, see Borst (1997), p. 48.
Still in original institution? no
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; 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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Unknown whether the slab commemorated one or more persons: the inscriptions are illegible. The heraldry has not (yet) been identified.
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 175 x 96 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: part of the bottom is missing and losses along the edges
Condition In poor condition. The slab is badly worn and shows several breaks. Breaks and losses filled with cement.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Buurkerk, Utrecht; St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk, Utrecht (since 1978-1984?)
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), 170; no. 52
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 48
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-202, photo no. 967-202_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised no.: 78

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2855] Floor slab of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield inside a central quatrefoil that is surrounded by four heraldic shields, an oblong cartouche with an inscription above and below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 175 x 96 x 0
Date
Year 1500-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
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 northern ambulatory, in front of the 'kapel van Zweder Uterlo' (chapel of Zweder Uterlo)
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 the central quatrefoil
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 eagle (Een adelaar)
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 left-hand side of the slab, top shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield An eagle (Een adelaar)
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 left-hand side of the slab, bottom shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield Three canteens, 2-1 (Drie veldflessen, 2-1)
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 right-hand side of the slab, top shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Three caltraps, 2-1 (Drie voetangels, 2-1)
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 right-hand side of the slab, bottom shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield An eagle (Een adelaar)
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 in the cartouche at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is badly worn and hard to read
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the cartouche at the top of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is badly worn and 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)
  • geometric patterns
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) quatrefoil with tracery (centre); cartouche with strapwork (top and bottom)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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