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Floor slab of Willem van Heusden and an unknown person

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3114
Name Floor slab of Willem van Heusden and an unknown person
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 broken stone slab with a centrally placed rectangular indent in which a coat of arms, a worn inscription below, and an inscription along the edge
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; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too worn/damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Willem van Heusden and an unknown person
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5798] Willem van Heusden (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification A second person is commemorated in the inscription in Roman majuscules below the coat of arms. His/her identity is unknown; the text is virtually illegible. No information about the relation (if any) between the commemorated persons.
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 258 x 140 x 0
Completeness Largely complete
Condition Broken diagonally across and worn with flaking across the surface of the slab, making the inscription in the central field virtually illegible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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 ), 133v
  • Muschart, R.T., De Grafzerken in de St. Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel, Gelre 46 (1943), , 171
  • 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 [3114] Floor slab of Willem van Heusden and an unknown person

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large broken stone slab with a centrally placed rectangular indent in which a coat of arms, a worn inscription below, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 258 x 140 x 0
Date
Year 1542
Specified date 1542/11/03
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 rectangular indent
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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: a five-spoked wheel between three ermine spots, 2-1; II: two embattled and counterembattled fesses (gedeeld, I: een vijfspakig rad vergezeld van drie hermelijnstaartjes, 2-1 (Heusden); II: twee beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: the wheel of the arms between two wings (helmteken: het wiel van het schild tussen 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 Van Heusden
Person details
Person details
  • [5798] Willem van Heusden (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 along the top, right and bottom edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leyt begraven Wilhem van Huesden die sterf Anno XVc ende XLII op Sunte huberts dach; b.v.d. zielen.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Willem van Heusden, who died in the year 1542 on St Hubert's Day [= 3 November]. Pray for the souls.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering on a sunken text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5798] Willem van Heusden (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 below the coat of arms
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier le[...] [...].
Translation
English translation Here [lies] [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules in a sunken text field
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Three lines of inscription. The text is badly worn/damaged and virtually illegible.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5798
Personal details
Name Willem van Heusden
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1542/11/03
Additional remarks Willem van Heusden was alderman of the town of Zaltbommel in 1511
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
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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