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Floor slab of Heylken, Maes Jansz., his wife Katharina, and Peeter Maessen, and family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3070
Name Floor slab of Heylken, Maes Jansz., his wife Katharina, and Peeter Maessen, and family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zaltbommel, Grote of St. Maartenskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a heraldic shield suspended from a dead branch, an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners, and later inscriptions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [29] Grote of St. Maartenskerk (St Martin's Church), Zaltbommel
Arguments
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 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: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Heylken, Maes Jansz., his wife Katharina, and Peeter Maessen, and family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5752] Heylken (female)
  • [5754] Katharina (female)
  • [5755] Peeter Maessen (male)
  • [5753] Maes Jansz. (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification composition of the family unknown
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 hardstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 256 x 128 x 0
Completeness The lower right corner is lost
Condition Good overall
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate Elbert Maessen (d. 1612), Margriet de Groot (d. 1658), Catarina de Groot (d. 1657), and Anna Maes (d. 1688).
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bams, W., Het Necrologium van de Sint-Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel (1312-1569) (Zaltbommel, Streekarchief Bommelerwaard )
  • Muschart, R.T., De Grafzerken in de St. Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel, Gelre 46 (1943), , 141-142
  • Zalm, Peter van der, Het Wapenalbum Bommelerwaard, http://www.streekarchiefbommelerwaard.nl
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by Peter van der Zalm

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3070] Floor slab of Heylken, Maes Jansz., his wife Katharina, and Peeter Maessen, and family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a heraldic shield suspended from a dead branch, an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners, and later inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 256 x 128 x 0
Date
Year 1532
Specified date 1532/02/21
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The earliest date of death mentioned on the slab is that of Heylken (mother of main deceased Maes Jansszn?)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zaltbommel, Grote of St. Maartenskerk
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 west side of the north aisle
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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield three golf sticks, in fess, the end pointed to the sinister (drie kolfstokken, naast elkaar, de kolven naar links gericht (Maes))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Suspended from a branch by a belt
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Heylken, Maes Jansszn, his wife Katharina, and Peeter Maessen
Person details
Person details
  • [5752] Heylken (female)
  • [5754] Katharina (female)
  • [5755] Peeter Maessen (male)
  • [5753] Maes Jansz. (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the top of the slab above the escutcheon
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven Katharina, Maes Jansens hvysvrav, die is gestorven opten tienden dach Janvari Anno 1573. Ende Peeter Maessen die is ghestorven den 15 September anno 1589.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Katharina, wife of Maes Jansz., who died on the tenth day of January in the year 1573. And Peeter Maessen, who died on 15 September in the year 1589.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules in a sunken text compartment
Inscription mentioning
Name [5754] Katharina (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5753] Maes Jansz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [5755] Peeter Maessen (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leyt begraven Maes Janssz sterf anno 1554 den 14 April. Ende Heylken, Jan Maysz huisvrou, sterf anno 1532 den 21 february.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Maes Jansz., died in the year 1554 on 14 April. And Heylken, wife of Jan Maesz., died in the year 1532 on 21 February.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering on a sunken text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5752] Heylken (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5753] Maes Jansz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5756] Jan Maesz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
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
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in low relief
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5752
Personal details
Name Heylken
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1532/02/21
Additional remarks Heylken was married to Jan Maesz.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
Specification
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 5753
Personal details
Name Maes Jansz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1554/04/14
Additional remarks Maes Jansz. was married to Katharina, who died in 1573
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
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 5754
Personal details
Name Katharina
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1573/01/10
Additional remarks Katharina was the widow of Maes Jansz., who died in 1554
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
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 5755
Personal details
Name Peeter Maessen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1589/09/15
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
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 5756
Personal details
Name Jan Maesz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Jan Maesz. was married to Heylken, who died in 1532
Social standing
Status
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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