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Floor slab of Gherardus van der Pol and later family members

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3107
Name Floor slab of Gherardus van der Pol and later family members
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, badly worn and broken stone slab with successive inscriptions, a central quatrefoil medallion with heraldry, and smaller quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the corners
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 For social function: see Commemorated party. • 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 Gherardus van der Pol
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5794] Gherardus van der Pol (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
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 hardstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 253 x 139 x 0
Completeness Minor losses along the edges
Condition Broken across and very badly worn; the original edge inscription is virtually illegible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate seventeenth-century members of the Van der Pol family and others
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 ), 124
  • Muschart, R.T., De Grafzerken in de St. Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel, Gelre 46 (1943), , 166-168
  • Zalm, Peter van der, Het Wapenalbum Bommelerwaard, http://www.streekarchiefbommelerwaard.nl
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3107] Floor slab of Gherardus van der Pol and later family members

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large, badly worn and broken stone slab with successive inscriptions, a central quatrefoil medallion with heraldry, and smaller quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 253 x 139 x 0
Date
Year 1540
Specified date 1540/10/??
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The earliest legible date of death is that of Gherardus van der Pol; the slab is evidently older, but the original inscription along the edge is illegible
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 centre 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 inside a centrally placed quatrefoil medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: a contourny lion; II: three heart-shaped leaves, 2-1 (gedeeld, I: een omgewende leeuw (Pol); II: drie hartvormige bladeren, 2-1 (Maes))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two wings (helmteken: een vlucht)
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 Gherardus van der Pol
Person details
Person details
  • [5794] Gherardus van der Pol (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the quatrefoils in the corners
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away (weggesleten)
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 across the top of the slab, above the heraldry
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1540 sterf Ger[...] van der Pol den [...] October.
Translation
English translation In the year 1540 died Gher[ardus] van der Poel on [8?] October.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering across two lines of sunken relief
Inscription mentioning
Name [5794] Gherardus van der Pol (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 probably along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This original inscription is now illegible

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5794
Personal details
Name Gherardus van der Pol
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1540
Additional remarks The Necrologium lists Gherardus's death on 8 October.
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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