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Floor slab of Cornelis van Mierop

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2934
Name Floor slab of Cornelis van Mierop
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (only surviving as a printed image, drawing or photo)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Destroyed. Large stone slab which showed (the indents of) brass inlays: a niche in which a recumbent person below a heraldic shield, and a border interrupted by six medallions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St MartinĀ“s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The commemorated person was provost of this church
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab was originally located in the crossing, near the current pulpit
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Cornelis van Mierop
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2253] Cornelis Vincentsz. van Mierop (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
  • brass (copper alloy)
Specification blue limestone; brass (originally)
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition Destroyed (ca.1979-1988). The brass plates were already missing when the slab was found again in 1922. Buchelius's drawing gives us an idea of what the slab of the provost originally looked like. The six medallions showed evangelist symbols and/or heraldic shields.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 30, 31
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 31; fol. 18r
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 124, 130, 142, 287-288, 342, 401; no. 64
  • Peeters, C.J.A.C.; Haslinghuis, E.J., 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), 390; 105
Other documentation
RCE: object no. 8.086, adlib priref 20232309
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2934] Floor slab of Cornelis van Mierop

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab which showed (the indents of) brass inlays: a niche in which a recumbent person below a heraldic shield, and a border interrupted by six medallions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1552
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification Cornelis van Mierop was granted a grave in 1552
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is no longer present in the Utrecht St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk. It was destroyed during the most recent restoration of the church (1979-1988).
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation Cornelis van Mierop is portrayed on a stained-glass window in the Janskerk in Gouda, see 'Christ Preaching His First Sermon with devotional portrait of Cornelis van Mierop' [870]
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait centre of the slab (originally)
Portrait of
Name Cornelis Vincentsz. van Mierop
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification based on Buchelius
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • recumbent
Specification head resting on a pillow
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification Buchelius's drawing shows the provost holding an image or a book, a maniple is hanging over his left arm
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry above the effigy (originally)
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 Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: three bars, on which eight birds, 3-2-3 (drie dwarsbalken beladen met acht vogels, 3-2-3)
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 the edge, on a brass border (originally)
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks According to Buchelius, the engraved brass border used to read: "Anno Domini millesimo Vc LXXII, mensis julii XXXI, obiit reverendus dominus Cornelius a Mierop, prepositus et archidiaconus Traiectensis, canonicus et decanus sancti Salvatoris, prothonotarius ac regis Hispaniae a consiliis, hic sepultus. Cuius animae propitietur Deus, amen" (English: "In the year of the Lord 1572, July 31, died the reverend sir Cornelis van Mierop, provost and archdeacon of the Utrecht Dom Church, canon and dean of St Saviour's Church, protonotary and councillor of the King of Spain, buried here. May God have mercy on his soul, amen" / Dutch: "In het jaar des Heren 1572, 31 juli, stierf de eerwaarde heer Cornelis van Mierop, proost en aartsdiaken van de Utrechtse Domkerk, kanunnik en deken van de St. Salvatorkerk, protonotarius en raad van de koning van Spanje, hier begraven. God moge zijn ziel genadig zijn, amen").

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
  • allegorical figures
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) contours of two figures holding torches or cornucopias; contours of a niche with a hemispherical arch
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2253
Personal details
Name Cornelis Vincentsz. van Mierop
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1509
Year/date of death 1572/07/31
Additional remarks Son of Vincent Cornelisz. van Mierop. Councillor of the King of Spain. He was buried in the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification provost of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk in Utrecht; archdeacon of Utrecht; dean and canon of the chapter of the St. Salvatorkerk (St Saviour's Church) in Utrecht; protonotary.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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