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Floor slab of Joris van Solms

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2939
Name Floor slab of Joris van Solms
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Pieterskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a coat of arms inside an upright rectangular field in the centre, heraldic shields inside quatrefoils in the corners and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [19] St. Pieterskerk (Pieterskerk) (St Peter's Church), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? unknown
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the nave
Argumentation mentioned by Buchelius
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Georgii Solms (Joris van Solms)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5588] Georgii Solms (Joris van Solms) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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
Completeness Largely complete: minor losses along the edges (based on photo)
Condition In reasonable condition. The slab is slightly worn and shows a diagonal crack in the lower left corner (based on photo).
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J., Aards, betrokken en zelfbewust. De verwevenheid van cultuur en religie in katholiek Utrecht, 1300-1600 (Utrecht 2008), 905; 23
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J., Commemoration in a Utrecht collegiate church: burial and memorial culture in St. Peter's (1054-1784), in: Bueren, T. van; Leerdam, Andrea van, Care for the here and the hereafter: memoria, art and ritual in the Middle Ages (Turnhout 2005), 191-219, 197
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J.; Groot, Arie de, Van anonieme graven tot persoonsgebonden grafmonumenten: zeven eeuwen grafcultuur in de Utrechtse Pieterskerk, Trajecta: tijdschrift voor de geschiedenis van het katholiek leven in de Nederlanden 11 (2002), 211-243, 214, 226
  • Buchelius, A., Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 72; fol. 38v
Other documentation
RCE: object no. 100.652, adlib 20233540
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised no.: 23

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2939] Floor slab of Joris van Solms

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a coat of arms inside an upright rectangular field in the centre, heraldic shields inside quatrefoils in the corners and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1541
Specified date 1541/08/07
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Pieterskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution It is unclear whether the slab is still present in the Utrecht Pieterskerk; the slab has not been located inside the church (summer 2012). The slab was still in the church in 1965, when it was photographed by the RCE. The slab was either removed during the restoration of the church (1954-1970), or is currently situated underneath the wooden platform in the nave.
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 in the centre of the slab
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 billetty, a lion (bezaaid met blokjes, een leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a hind's head and neck with an object in its mouth (helmteken: een uitkomend ree├źnkop en - nek met een voorwerp in zijn bek)
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 Solms
Person details
Person details
  • [5588] Georgii Solms (Joris van Solms) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner, inside quatrefoil
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 billetty, a lion (bezaaid met blokjes, een leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Suspended from a (cherub's?) head
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Solms
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower left corner, inside quatrefoil
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 mill-rinds, 2-1 (drie molenijzers, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Suspended from a (cherub's?) head
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 upper right corner, inside quatrefoil
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 mill-rinds, 2-1 (drie molenijzers, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Suspended from a (cherub's?) head
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 lower right corner, inside quatrefoil
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 billetty, a lion (bezaaid met blokjes, een leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Suspended from a (cherub's?) head
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Solms
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 along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sepulchrum venerabilis et egregii viri ac domini Georgii a Zolms, decani et canonici huius ecclesiae, qui obiit Anno Domini XVcXLI die VII mensis Augusti, cuius animae propitietur Deus, amen.
Translation
English translation Grave of the venerable and excellent man and sir Joris van Solms, dean and canon of this church, who died in the year of the Lord 1541, the 7th day of the month of August; may God have mercy on his soul, amen.
Dutch translation Graf van de eerbiedwaardige en voortreffelijke man en heer Joris van Solms, deken en kanunnik van deze kerk, die stierf in het jaar des Heren 1541, de 7de dag van de maand augustus; God zij zijn ziel genadig, amen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [5588] Georgii Solms (Joris van Solms) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • angels, putti or cherubs
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) (cherub?) heads inside the corner quatrefoils; scrollwork, strapwork and flowers above and below the central rectangular field
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5588
Personal details
Name Georgii Solms (Joris van Solms)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1541/08/07
Additional remarks Also known as Joris van Zolms
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon and dean at the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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