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Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3658
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Middelburg, Stichting Cultureel Erfgoed Zeeland (SCEZ)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Fragments of a worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge, and eight quatrefoils with heraldry in the corners and along the sides
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1450
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [692] St. Gertrudiskerk (Geerteskerk) (St Gertrude's Church), Kloetinge
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? no
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 For a period of time, the slab was situated outside at the north entrance to 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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification
Additional remarks It is unknown whether this slab commemorated one person or more persons: the remaining parts of the inscription and the remaining heraldry do not provide sufficient information
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 198 x 153 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: fragments. Several pieces are missing.
Condition Badly worn. The condition of the slab deteriorated considerably in 2017, when the slab was damaged/broken just before its transfer from Kloetinge to Middelburg (compare the photos).
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The total estimated length would have been approx. 310 cm
Provenance
Provenance Geerteskerk (St Gertrude's Church), Kloetinge; Stichting Cultureel Erfgoed Zeeland (SCEZ), Middelburg, since 2017
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks It has been suggested that the centre of the slab originally featured a figure, perhaps of an angel carrying a shield

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3658] Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Fragments of a worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge, and eight quatrefoils with heraldry in the corners and along the sides
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 198 x 153 x 0
Date
Year 1400-1450
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The only still legible part of the inscription appears to give a date of death of M CCCC X[...]
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Middelburg, Stichting Cultureel Erfgoed Zeeland (SCEZ)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
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 a quatrefoil in the lower right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield probably two swords in saltire, grips on top (waarschijnlijk twee schuingekruiste zwaarden, gevesten boven)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The heraldry in the remaining quatrefoils can no longer be identified

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription possibly along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] die overleet int jaer ons Heeren M CCCC ende X[...] augustus(?) [...].
Translation
English translation [...] who died in the year of our Lord 14[...] August(?) [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The fragment shows an inscription along the left edge of the slab. Transcription by Sarina Hendrikse; the slab is now too badly broken and worn to allow the rest of the inscription to be read
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