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Floor slab of Jan van der Maes

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3121
Name Floor slab of Jan van der Maes
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 an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols, a central quatrefoil medallion with a coat of arms suspended from a belt, and a trefoil with a chalice and host
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [29] Grote of St. Maartenskerk (St Martin's Church), Zaltbommel
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Jan van der Maes was a canon at this church
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 holders of the same office or members of the same corporation or religious order: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jan van der Maes
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5805] Jan van der Maes (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons office holders/officials (ecclesiastical or public office)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Jan van der Maes was a canon. A later inscription commemorates canon and dean Aegidius Grotius (Gilles de Groot, d. 1591).
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 316 x 192 x 0
Completeness Minor losses along the edges
Condition Worn in places, but still legible overall
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate five members of the De Groot family
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 ), 93
  • Muschart, R.T., De Grafzerken in de St. Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel, Gelre 46 (1943), , 190-191
  • Zalm, Peter van der, Het Wapenalbum Bommelerwaard, http://www.streekarchiefbommelerwaard.nl; Discussion of Maes/Masius heraldry
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by Peter van der Zalm

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3121] Floor slab of Jan van der Maes

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols, a central quatrefoil medallion with a coat of arms suspended from a belt, and a trefoil with a chalice and host
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 316 x 192 x 0
Date
Year 1500
Specified date 1500/08/06
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 on the east side of the south 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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: a contourny crowned lion, over all two fesses; II: three knives, bendwise in pale (gedeeld, I: een omgewende en gekroonde leeuw, beladen met twee dwarsbalken (De Groot); II: drie schuin en onder elkaar geplaatste messen (Bosinchem))
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 belt
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 edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven meister Jan van der Maes Canonyck van deser kercken die sterf [int] Jaer ons heren MVc den sesten dach in(?) der Oestmaent bidt voer die ziel
Translation
English translation Here lies buried master Jan van der Maes, canon of this church, who died in the year of our Lord 1500 on the sixth day in the harvest month [= August]. Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering on a sunken text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5805] Jan van der Maes (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
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
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in low relief in the corners of the slab, the two lower ones turned upside down. Trefoil indent with chalice and host in low relief, situated in the upper part of the slab.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5805
Personal details
Name Jan van der Maes
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1500/08/06
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification Jan van der Maes was canon of St Martin's church in Zaltbommel
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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