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Floor slab of Ghijsbert Dircksz. and Dirck Goessensz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3205
Name Floor slab of Ghijsbert Dircksz. and Dirck Goessensz.
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, now blank quatrefoil medallions in the top corners, and later inscriptions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1475
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 For social function, see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Ghijsbert Dircksz. and Dirck Goessensz.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5919] Dirck Goessensz. (male)
  • [5918] Ghijsbert Dircksz. (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Possibly members of an extended family are commemorated on the slab: the two men that died in 1459 and 1538 are both mentioned in the inscription along the edges; this suggests a relationship. Moreover, they are a 'son of Dirk' ('Dircksz.') and a 'Dirck'. The name 'Dirck' may have stayed in the family. Also, the man who died in 1586 is mentioned with a full patronimic, 'Jan Dierck Goessensz.'. This makes it very likely that he was the son of the Dirck (Goessensz.) who died in 1538. The fourth person, Jenneken (died in 1598) was married into the family.
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 252 x 124 x 0
Completeness Minor losses along the outer edges; otherwise complete
Condition Fair overall, but badly worn in places
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate Jan Dierck Goessensz. (d. 1586) and his wife Jenneken Lucas (d. 1598)
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 ), 3, 12
  • Muschart, R.T., De Grafzerken in de St. Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel, Gelre 46 (1943), , 143-144
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by Peter van der Zalm

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3205] Floor slab of Ghijsbert Dircksz. and Dirck Goessensz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with an inscription along the edge, now blank quatrefoil medallions in the top corners, and later inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 252 x 124 x 0
Date
Year 1459
Specified date 1459/01/05
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The slab is likely to have been in existence long before the death of Dirck Goessenszn in 1538
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 nave
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
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 Int jaer ons heren M CCCC LVIIII (1459) starf Ghiisbrecht Dirick soen opt die [...] dach [...] Anno 1538 den 25 January bit voer die zielen
Translation
English translation In the year 1459 of our Lord died Ghijsbert Diricksz. on the [5th] day [of January]. [...] in the year 1538 on 25 January. Pray for the souls.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out The first part of the inscription is in incised Gothic textualis lettering; the later inscription in raised Gothic textualis on a sunken text band.
Inscription mentioning
Name [5918] Ghijsbert Dircksz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5919] Dirck Goessensz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Transcription based in part on R.C. Muschart's reading

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5918
Personal details
Name Ghijsbert Dircksz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1459/01/05
Additional remarks
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5919
Personal details
Name Dirck Goessensz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1538/01/26
Additional remarks The name has been found in the listing of deaths on this day in the Necrologium of St Martin's church, Zaltbommel
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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