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Floor slab of Steven van Zwelen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 35
Name Floor slab of Steven van Zwelen
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Loppersum, Petrus en Pauluskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Upper half of a red sandstone slab with a chalice and host in the centre and an inscription on the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [88] HH. Petrus en Pauluskerk (SS Peter and Paul's Church), Loppersum
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) There is a memorial stone with the initials S.Z. in the vault of the church, near the organ
Additional remarks The slab is placed against a wall of the church
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
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Stephanus van Zwelis (Steven van Zwelen)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5823] Stephanus Zwelis (Steven van Zwelen) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
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 Red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 102 x 123 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: lower half is missing
Condition Inscription worn in the lower part of this fragment
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Alma, Redmer, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; 401
  • Anonymous, De nederlands hervormde kerk te Loppersum ( ), 7
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 122; no. 401
Other documentation
SKKN inventory nr. 1057-14
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [35] Floor slab of Steven van Zwelen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Upper half of a red sandstone slab with a chalice and host in the centre and an inscription on the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 102 x 123 x 0
Date
Year 1551
Specified date 1551/09/14
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Loppersum, Petrus en Pauluskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located beneath the organ, placed vertically
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 three edges
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini 1551, die 14 Septembris, [...] te [...] et commissarius in Loppersum.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1551, on the 14th day of September, [...] and commissioner in Loppersum.
Dutch translation In het jaar Ons Heren 1551, op de 14de dag van september, [...] en commissaar in Loppersum.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [5823] Stephanus Zwelis (Steven van Zwelen) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Inscription probably along all four sides of the slab originally

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A chalice with host in the upper part of the central field
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5823
Personal details
Name Stephanus Zwelis (Steven van Zwelen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1551/09/14
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Stephanus van Zwelis served as parish priest in Loppersum from 1535 until 1551.
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