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Floor slab of [...] Ghijsbertsz. Moliaert and Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3135
Name Floor slab of [...] Ghijsbertsz. Moliaert and Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert
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 damaged and worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge and centrally placed heraldic shield suspended from a dead branch
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. • 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 [...] Ghijsbertsz. Moliaert and Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5828] Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert (male)
  • [5824] [...] Ghijsbertsz. Moliaert (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification All commemorated persons have the name Moliaert. Two are mentioned in the same inscription, which also suggests a relationship. The nature of the relation is unknown, but apparently the slab (and grave?) remained in the family.
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 278 x 124 x 0
Completeness Parts of the slab are missing, e.g. along the bottom right corner and a wedge from the left side
Condition Worn and damaged: the inscriptions are now hard to read
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification A later inscription commemorates Johannes Moliaert (d. 1642?).
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Muschart, R.T., De Grafzerken in de St. Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel, Gelre 46 (1943), , 197-198
  • Zalm, Peter van der, Het Wapenalbum Bommelerwaard, http://www.streekarchiefbommelerwaard.nl; Discussion of the heraldry of the Moliaert family
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by Peter van der Zalm

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3135] Floor slab of [...] Ghijsbertsz. Moliaert and Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large damaged and worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge and centrally placed heraldic shield suspended from a dead branch
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 278 x 124 x 0
Date
Year 1531
Specified date 1531/10/??
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks The style of the inscribed date of death of Adriaen Janszn Moliaert suggests that the slab was commissioned long before his death and inscribed with his name, the date of death only being added later
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 in the centre of the slab
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
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: a contourny palewise fish; II: a two-headed eagle (gedeeld, I: een omgewende rechtop geplaatste vis (Moliaert); II: een dubbele adelaar)
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
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to [...] Ghijsbertszn Moliaert and Adriaen Janszn Moliaert
Person details
Person details
  • [5828] Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert (male)
  • [5824] [...] Ghijsbertsz. Moliaert (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 all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [Hi]er leet be[graven] [...] Molier Ghij[sberts] soe sterf anno 1531 […] Octobris(?) Ende Adriaen Moliaert Jansoon sterf op den 20 dach [?Janu/Febru]arius anno 1596
Translation
English translation Here lies buried [...] Moliaert Ghij[sberts]z., died in the year 1531 on [...] October(?). And Adriaen Moliaert Jansz., died on the 20th day of [?Jan/Febr]uary in the year 1596.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering on a sunken text band; the day and year of death of Adriaen Moliaert are given in Arabic numbers and are very different in style from the rest of the inscription, suggesting that they were added later.
Inscription mentioning
Name [5828] Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5824] [...] Ghijsbertsz. Moliaert (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5824
Personal details
Name [...] Ghijsbertsz. Moliaert
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1531
Additional remarks This member of the Moliaert family probably died in October 1531.
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 No person of this (incomplete) name has been traced in the Necrologium of the church
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5828
Personal details
Name Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1596
Additional remarks The layout of the inscription suggests that the name and details of Adriaen Jansz. Moliaert were inscribed long before his death in 1596, with the actual date of death left blank and only completed later.
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
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