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Floor slab of Roelof de Groot and Arienke Maes

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3201
Name Floor slab of Roelof de Groot and Arienke 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 Broken stone slab with a text field at the top, a heraldic shield suspended from a dead branch in the centre, and two later text fields below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1575
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
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Roelof de Groot and Arienke Maes
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7212] Arienke Maes (female)
  • [5909] Roelof de Groot (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple (of which one died after 1580)
Relation specification possibly a married couple
Additional remarks The commemorated persons are both mentioned in the same inscription which suggests a relationship; perhaps a married couple
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 181 x 165 x 0
Completeness Losses along the edges and the fractures, esp. a piece missing at the top
Condition Worn and broken in several places
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • inscription(s) removed
Specification Two text fields added below the heraldic shield. The upper field has been partly effaced, the remaining inscription commemorates Willemken Ghybeulls (d. ?). Ghysbert Aertsen (d. 1610) and Dierck Cornelissen (1625) are commemorated in the lower field.
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 ), 64
  • Muschart, R.T., De Grafzerken in de St. Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel, Gelre 46 (1943), , 125-126
  • Zalm, Peter van der, Het Wapenalbum Bommelerwaard, http://www.streekarchiefbommelerwaard.nl; Discussion of the (de) Groot family coat of arms
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by Peter van der Zalm

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3201] Floor slab of Roelof de Groot and Arienke Maes

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Broken stone slab with a text field at the top, a heraldic shield suspended from a dead branch in the centre, and two later text fields below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 181 x 165 x 0
Date
Year 1562
Specified date 1562/05/26
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest date of death given on the slab, that of Roelof de Groot
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 west 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 Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield three (crowned?) birds, 2-1 (drie (gekroonde?) vogels, 2-1)
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 by a belt
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to De Groot?
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in a text field at the top of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven Roelof de Gro[ot st]erf 26 mey anno 62. Hier leet begraven Arienke Maes sterf den 25 [...] anno 99.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Roelof de Groot, died 26 May in the year [15]62. Here lies buried Arienke Maes, died 25 [...] in the year [15]99.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7212] Arienke Maes (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5909] Roelof de Groot (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5909
Personal details
Name Roelof de Groot
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1562/05/26
Additional remarks Husband of Arienke Maes? Roelof de Groot's death is recorded in the Necrologium of St Martin's church, Zaltbommel.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7212
Personal details
Name Arienke Maes
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1599
Additional remarks Wife of Roelof de Groot?
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
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