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Floor slab of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3819
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield inside a roundel in the upper half, an inscription on banderoles along the edge, and a later inscription in the centre
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [27] St. Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk) (St Walpurga's Church), Zutphen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? 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; 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)
  • [7081] unknown person (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification
Additional remarks The slab commemorated at least one and possibly more persons: the inscription on the banderoles is partly worn away. The heraldry is also too worn for identification.
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 202 x 102 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: major losses along the edges, especially the lower left (filled with cement)
Condition The slab is badly worn and damaged. A horizontal break in the upper half.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Inscription in Roman majuscules added in the centre of the slab, commemorating mayor Gerhard Haesebroek (d. 1772)
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Muschart, R.T., Grafzerken, grafmonumenten en memoriesteenen in de Groote of St. Walburgskerk te Zutphen, Gelre 40 (1937), 174-275, 198; no. 57
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 40

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3819] Floor slab of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield inside a roundel in the upper half, an inscription on banderoles along the edge, and a later inscription in the centre
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 202 x 102 x 0
Date
Year 1525-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The date of death on the slab is hard to read (1527?,1567?)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
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 transept
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 upper half, inside the roundel
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn, probably a mark (Versleten, waarschijnlijk een merk)
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

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on banderoles along three or four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer ons here XVc ende/ X?(L?)XVII [...] [...] [...] [...] Valerius? (Valenus?) [...] hir [begraven] / [...]
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord / 1527? (1567?) [...] [...] [...] [...] Valerius? (Valenus?) [...] buried here / [...]
Dutch translation In het jaar onzes Heren / 1527? (1567?) [...] [...] [...] [...] Valerius? (Valenus?) [...] hier begraven / [...]
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7081] unknown person (unknown)
Sex unknown
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is badly worn and consequently hard to read. The banderole along the left edge appears to be blank, but it is also possible that the text along this edge has worn away.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • banderole(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two banderoles along the edges
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7081
Personal details
Name unknown person
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks A Valerius or Valenus who died in 1527 or 1567?
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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