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Floor slab of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3499
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (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 a medallion in which a heraldic shield
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St MartinĀ“s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification recorded by Buchelius
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
  • in the ambulatory
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located in the north-eastern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Andreas en Pontianus' (chapel of SS Andrew and Pontianus)
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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons unknown
Relation specification
Additional remarks The commemorated party is unknown: any inscriptions have worn away. Considering the heraldry, De Groot (2006) suggests that the slab may have belonged to canon Herman Scholl (d. 1469), chantry priest Johan Baers (15th c.) or canon Simon Zebaers (d. 1316?). These three men have surnames that are fish names in Dutch (plaice, bass and sea bass).
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 limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 317 x 145 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Only minor damages
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The slab may never have had an inscription. Buchelius (early 17th century) mentions that it concerns a slab without inscription.
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 26; fol. 15v
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 278, 341; no. 6
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3499] Floor slab of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a medallion in which a heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 317 x 145 x 0
Date
Year 1400-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the north-eastern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Andreas en Pontianus' (chapel of SS Andrew and Pontianus)
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 the 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 A plaice in bend (Een schuingeplaatste schol)
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 guige
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks A drawing of the heraldic shield is included in Buchelius's 'Monumenta'
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