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Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3658
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s) (fragment)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Kloetinge, Geerteskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large worn and broken 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? 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)
Additional remarks
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
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: the upper part is lost
Condition Broken and badly worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The total estimated length would have been approx. 310 cm
Provenance
Provenance
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)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large worn and broken 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
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on stylistic research
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 Kloetinge, Geerteskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Currently situated outside at the north entrance to the church
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 along the edge
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 Transcription by Sarina Hendrikse; the slab is now too badly worn to allow the rest of the inscription to be read
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