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Floor slab of an unknown canon

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2942
Name Floor slab of an unknown canon
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large worn stone slab with the incised effigy of a priest with a chalice under a Gothic arch, quatrefoils along the edges and several other indents of missing brass inlays
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1450
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [387] St. Johannes Evangelistkerk (St. Janskathedraal) (St John Evangelist's Church (St John's Cathedral)), 's-Hertogenbosch
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; 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)
  • [5592] unknown canon (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)
  • brass (copper alloy)
  • stone
Specification Meuse limestone with white veins, originally with inlays in brass (copper alloy) of which only rivets remain
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 247 x 131 x 0
Completeness The brass inlays are missing: face and hands of the priest; Y-cross of the chasuble; parure of the alb; stole; maniple; chalice; Manus Dei; quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols (4); quatrefoil medallions with heraldic shields (2). The lower right corner of the slab is missing as well.
Condition Worn, esp. on the right (i.e. sinister) half of the slab; also broken across and damage to the bottom corners. Originally an inscription along the edge?
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Oudheusden, J.A.F.M. van; Tummers, H. A. , De grafzerken van de Sint-Jan te ’s-Hertogenbosch, http://www.grafzerkensintjan.nl/default.aspx, 481
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2942] Floor slab of an unknown canon

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large worn stone slab with the incised effigy of a priest with a chalice under a Gothic arch, quatrefoils along the edges and several other indents of missing brass inlays
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 247 x 131 x 0
Date
Year 1400-1435
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
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 inner aisle of the choir
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 unknown canon
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal The pose of the figure is ambiguous: recumbent or standing? The figure is shown inside an architectural setting.
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description chasuble worn over an alb showing a square parure
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
  • liturgical vessels
Specification holding a chalice with host; maniple; stole
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 originally inside two quatrefoil medallions on either side of the effigy, halfway down the sides of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield unknown; the brass shield is missing (onbekend; het messing schild is verdwenen)
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

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
  • chalice (and host)
  • architectural decorations
  • religious representations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Originally made of a separate material (probably brass) and inlaid, but now only showing indents, are four quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the corners and the Manus Dei above the effigy. A Gothic arch with tracery.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5592
Personal details
Name unknown canon
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks This unknown canon probably died some time during the first three decades of the fifteenth century; he must have been wealthy to have been able to afford such a sumptuous slab
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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