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Floor slab of Gerard Mulert

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3080
Name Floor slab of Gerard Mulert
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Groningen, Der Aa-kerk (Onze Lieve Vrouwe ter Aa)
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 in the central field, and inscription along the edge, and roundels with heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [750] Onze lieve Vrouwe ter Aa (Der Aa-kerk; A-kerk) (Our Lady's Church (Der Aa-kerk)), Groningen
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • 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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Gert Muelert (Gerard Mulert)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5766] Gert Muelert (Gerard Mulert) (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 262 x 124 x 0
Completeness Minor losses along the edges
Condition The slab is slightly damaged. A diagonal break across the top.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Alma, Redmer, Groningen (Akerk), grafzerken naar ligging of verblijfplaats, http://www.redmeralma.nl/groningen_AK2.htm; nos. 1.1.02 / 328
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 107; no. 328
  • Repertorium van ambtsdragers en ambtenaren 1428-1861, Mr. Gerard ridder Mulert, http://resources.huygens.knaw.nl/repertoriumambtsdragersambtenaren1428-1861/app/personen/10716
Other documentation
• SKKN: inv. no. 718-153. • Register of graves: no. 650.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3080] Floor slab of Gerard Mulert

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a coat of arms in the central field, and inscription along the edge, and roundels with heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 262 x 124 x 0
Date
Year 1538
Specified date 1538/12/??
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Groningen, Der Aa-kerk (Onze Lieve Vrouwe ter Aa)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the high choir
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 central field
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 chevrons (drie kepers)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: three reed maces (helmteken: drie lisdodden)
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 Mulert
Person details
Person details
  • [5766] Gert Muelert (Gerard Mulert) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield three chevrons (drie kepers)
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 Mulert
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 in the lower left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a chevron between three martlets, 2-1 (een keper vergezeld van drie merletten)
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 Van Isselmuden
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 in the upper right corner
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 five bends sinister (vijf linkerschuinbalken)
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 De Vos van Steenwijk
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 in the lower right corner
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 neckless asses' heads, 2-1 (drie ezelskoppen zonder hals)
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 Ittersum
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
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier licht begraven de gestrenge erenfeste ende wael gelerde her Gert Muelert, ridder ende raet van den hoegen screten raet der keyserlycke mayesteyt statholder van Groeningen, sterf anno 1538, d[...] daech december, pr.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the distinguished, venerable and well-learned lord Gerard Mulert, knight and councillor of the High Privy Council of the Imperial Majesty, stadtholder of Groningen, died in the year 1538, [...] day of December, [?].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [5622] Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [5766] Gert Muelert (Gerard Mulert) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The last two letters are an abbreviation. It is unclear what they stand for.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5622
Personal details
Name Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1500/02/24
Year/date of death 1558/09/21
Additional remarks Descendant of the House of Habsburg. Eldest son of Philip the Fair and Joanna the Mad. He married his first cousin Isabella of Portugal on 10 March 1526.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification Duke of Burgundy, Lord of the Netherlands (1506-1556, since 1543 of all regions, including Friesland since 1524); Count Palatine of Burgundy (1506-1555); King of Spain (1516-1556); King of Italy (1519-1556); Holy Roman Emperor (1519-1556).
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 5766
Personal details
Name Gert Muelert (Gerard Mulert)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1538/12/00
Additional remarks Born in Utrecht as a son of Gerrit (or Ernst) Mulert and Beatrix de Vos van Steenwijk. Geard Mulert was married to Catharina Poth.
Social standing
Status nobility and patriciate
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
Specification knight; councillor of the Frisian Court (1515-1523); councillor of the Court of Holland (1516-1519); councillor of the Privy Council in Brussels (1519 of 1523); councillor of the Great Council in Mechelen (1527-1538); lieutenant-stadtholder of Groningen under Georg Schenck van Toutenburg
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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