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Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s); floor slab of Jan van Hout

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3190
Name Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s); floor slab of Jan van Hout
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Heiloo, Witte Kerkje (Nederlands Hervormde Kerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description Stone lid/slab with traces of geometric patterns; an inscription and a heraldic shield in the upper half (all added later)
Remarks about category
General date
General date 900-1100
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [778] St. Willibrordskerk (Witte Kerk) (St Willibrord's Church (White Church)), Heiloo
Arguments
  • object is in the rebuilt institution
Specification
Still in original institution? probably 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 Institution rebuilt in 1630
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 damaged or no photograph is available
Original function sarcophagus lid (based on the decorations)
Change in function floor slab
Remarks about function
Name Jan van Hout
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5896] Jan van Hout (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks The original commemorated party - for whom the sarcophagus lid was made - is unknown
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 red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 192 x 82 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The lid/slab is badly worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • heraldry added
Specification The lid was altered into a floor slab between ca. 1541 and 1563: an inscription and heraldic shield added for Jan van Hout
Additional remarks Width: 82 cm at the top and 62 cm at the bottom
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Belonje, J.; Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Noord-Holland. Deel III Eenigenburg tot Hoorn (Noorderkerk) (Utrecht 1929), 281; no. 2
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 5734-17 (14 in file), photo no. 52.2.10.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Sarcophagus (lid) of [3190] Sarcophagus lid of unknown person(s); floor slab of Jan van Hout

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Short description
Short description Stone lid/slab with traces of geometric patterns; an inscription and a heraldic shield in the upper half (all added later)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 192 x 82 x 0
Date
Year 900-1100
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks date of reuse: between ca. 1541 and 1563 (year of death of Jan van Hout)
Holding institution
Holding institution Heiloo, Witte Kerkje (Nederlands Hervormde Kerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The lid/slab is located near the pulpit
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper half of the lid/slab, below the inscription
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 barry of six, on the uneven bars nine saltirels, 4-3-2 (gedwarsbalkt van zes stukken, op de oneven balken negen schuinkruisjes, 4-3-2)
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 Van Houten
Person details
Person details
  • [5896] Jan van Hout (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This shield was added later

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the top of the lid/slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Jan van Hout
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [5896] Jan van Hout (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This inscription was added later
Indication of part
Indication of part Sarcophagus (lid)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the lower left of the lid/slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription P / I
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Sarcophagus (lid)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • geometric patterns
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Traces of geometric patterns (the original decorations of the sarcophagus lid)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5896
Personal details
Name Jan van Hout
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Also known as Jan van Houten. Mentioned as messenger of the city of Alkmaar in 1541; no longer mentioned as such in 1563: he must have died somewhere between both years.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification city messenger of Alkmaar
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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