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Floor slab of Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz., and Evert Laurisz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3495
Name Floor slab of Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz., and Evert Laurisz.
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Oude Tonge, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with an effaced heraldic shield in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [610] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Our Lady's Church), Oude Tonge
Arguments
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
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 Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz., and Evert Laurisz.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6477] Evert Laurisz. (male)
  • [6475] Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz. (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons relation (type of relation unknown)
Relation specification The commemorated persons are both mentioned in the inscription along the edge, which suggests a relationship, but its nature is unknown.
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 166 x 92 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the lower edge of the slab has been trimmed and the heraldic shield has been effaced
Condition Worn and damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The device on the heraldic shield has been hacked away: could it have been a chalice and host?
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This slab is not mentioned by P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins, but he does describe the slab of a priest named Lenaert Woutersz.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3495] Floor slab of Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz., and Evert Laurisz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab withan effaced heraldic shield in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 166 x 92 x 0
Date
Year 1556
Specified date 1556/01/20
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Only Evert's year of death can be read
Additional remarks The lower edge of the slab with Geertruyt's year of death has been lost
Holding institution
Holding institution Oude Tonge, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the choir
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 central field
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (a chalice and host??)
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 Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz., and Evert Laurisz.
Person details
Person details
  • [6477] Evert Laurisz. (male)
  • [6475] Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz. (female)
  • [6476] Lenaert Woutersz. (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 and continuing along the top
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leyt begraven Geertruyt Lenaert Woutersz. huysvrou sterf int jaer M Vc ende [...] den VIsten octobris ende Evert Laurisz. die sterf anno XVc LVI den XXsten januarius.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz., died in the year 15[...] on the 6th of October, and Evert Laurisz., who died in the year 1556 on the 20th of January.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [6475] Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz. (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [6476] Lenaert Woutersz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [6477] Evert Laurisz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Geertruyt's year of death can no longer be read, due to the loss of the lower edge 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)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6475
Personal details
Name Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz.
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks She died on 6 October 15[??].
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6476
Personal details
Name Lenaert Woutersz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Lenaert Woutersz. was married to Geertruyt
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6477
Personal details
Name Evert Laurisz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1556/01/20
Additional remarks His relationship to Geertruyt, wife of Lenaert Woutersz., is unclear. Could he have been a priest?
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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