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Floor slab of Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3169
Name Floor slab of Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest)
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 an inscription along the edge, a central quatrefoil medallion with a heraldic shield inside, a trefoil with a chalice and host above, and later inscriptions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1425-1475
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 Rolof Gheritszn (Van Beest) 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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5874] Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest) (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 Blue hardstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 268 x 143 x 0
Completeness Minor losses along the edges
Condition Broken in three places and worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate Lysbet Gorissen (d. 16.5), Henrick .ee. Jansen (d. 1641), Stijntgen Morings (d. 1612), and Hilleken de Vael (d. 1629)
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 ), 125v
  • Muschart, R.T., De Grafzerken in de St. Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel, Gelre 46 (1943), , 224-226
  • Zalm, Peter van der, Het Wapenalbum Bommelerwaard, http://www.streekarchiefbommelerwaard.nl; Discussion of the heraldry of the Van Beest family
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by Peter van der Zalm

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3169] Floor slab of Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large broken stone slab with an inscription along the edge, a central quatrefoil medallion with a heraldic shield inside, a trefoil with a chalice and host above, and later inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 268 x 143 x 0
Date
Year 1447
Specified date 1447/10/09
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 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 Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield three vair pales, in a chief a fleur de lys (drie palen van vair, in het schildhoofd een lelie (Van Beest))
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 Rolof Gheritszn (Van Beest)
Person details
Person details
  • [5874] Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest) (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 Hier leet begraven heer Rolof Gheritsz Canonick deser kerken die sterf inden jaer Ons heren M CCCC XLVII op sint dyonisius dach bidt voer die siel
Translation
English translation Here lies buried lord Rolof Gheritsz., canon of this church, who died in the year of our Lord 1447 on the feastday of St Dionysius [i.e. 9 October]. Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering on a sunken text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5874] Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription starts at the bottom of the slab

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A trefoil indent with a chalice and host in low relief
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5874
Personal details
Name Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1447/10/09
Additional remarks The Necrologium of St Martin's church records the death of canon Rodolphus Gerardi on 9 October. The heraldic shield indicates that he belonged to the Van Beest family
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification Rolof Gheritsz. (Van Beest) was a canon at St Martin's church in Zaltbommel
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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