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Floor slab of Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz and Eugen Gerritz

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 305
Name Floor slab of Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz and Eugen Gerritz
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with quartered arms in a lozenge-shaped central compartment, four shields 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 [686] Grote of St. Michaelskerk (St Michael's Church), Oudewater
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
Argumentation According to the burial register the slab was originally situated in row 12 (grave 8) of the north choir (R12 G8)
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 and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz and Eugen Gerritz
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [445] Eugen Gerritz (female)
  • [444] Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification two sisters
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 195 x 82 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Badly worn in places, especially in the centre
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 kerken der provincie Zuid-Holland, part IIa (Utrecht 1922), 282
  • Oosterwijk, Sophie, The floor slabs of Oudewater, http://memo.hum.uu.nl/oudewater/index.html
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The added 'K5' scratched across the escutcheon indicates that ownership of the grave must have reverted to the church at a later date. Information for this record provided by C.H. van Wijngaarden

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [305] Floor slab of Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz and Eugen Gerritz

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with quartered arms in a lozenge-shaped central compartment, four shields in the corners, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 195 x 82 x 0
Date
Year 1553
Specified date 1553/02/01
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The name of Eugen Gerritz (d. 1545) appears as an add-on on the slab of Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz, who died in 1553 herself
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the presbytery
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 a lozenge-shaped central compartment
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 quarterly, I: three roses, 2-1 (Van Royen); II: three crowned lions, 2-1 (Van Rijswijck); III: a chevron between three saltirels, 2-1 (Van Zijl?); IV: on a bend sinister three hearts (unidentified) (gevierendeeld, I: drie rozen, 2-1; II: drie gekroonde leeuwen, 2-1; III: een keper vergezeld van drie schuinkruisjes; IV: op een linkerschuinbalk drie harten)
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 all four sides of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven Elyzabet Jacob Gerritsz wedue en sterf anno XVC LIII den 1 february, ende Eugen Gerritsz, haer suster, 1545.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Elyzabet Jacob Gerritsz, widow, died in the year 1553 on the 1st of February, and Eugen, her sister, 1545.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [444] Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [445] Eugen Gerritz (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 444
Personal details
Name Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1553/02/01
Additional remarks Elyzabet Jacob Heijnrickszdochter was the widow of Jacob Gerritz and sister of Eugen Gerritz; she apparently a member of the Van Rijswijck family
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification Coat of arms on slab
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 445
Personal details
Name Eugen Gerritz
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1545
Additional remarks According to the inscription she was of the sister of Elyzabet Jacob Gerritz
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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