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Floor slab of an unknown canon

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3834
Name Floor slab of an unknown canon
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 an effaced element in the centre, a (partly worn) inscription along the edge, a later inscription at the top, and quatrefoils with evangelist symbols in the upper corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1575
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 The commemorated person was a canon at this church
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
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7119] unknown canon (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks The name of the commemorated person is missing; it was originally probably inscribed along the bottom edge of the slab
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 223 x 146 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the bottom edge of the slab is missing
Condition The slab is in poor condition. It shows several damages and scratches. The inscription along the right edge has completely worn away.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • decoration(s) removed
  • heraldry removed
Specification Element(s) removed from the central field, possibly heraldry and/or a chalice. An inscription in Roman majuscules added at the top of the slab, commemorating church warden Wilhm Wentholt.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 35

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3834] Floor slab of an unknown canon

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an effaced element in the centre, a (partly worn) inscription along the edge, a later inscription at the top, and quatrefoils with evangelist symbols in the upper corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 223 x 146 x 0
Date
Year 1475-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification The date of death has worn away
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 ambulatory (southeast side)
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 all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno domini [...] / [...] / [ ] / medecinarum doctor et canonicus huius ecclesie, hic sepultus.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord [...] / [...] / [ ] / medical doctor and canon of this church, buried here.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren [...] / [...] / [ ] / medisch doctor en kanunnik van deze kerk, hier begraven.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7119] unknown canon (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription along the right edge has worn away; the inscription along the bottom edge is missing

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two evangelist symbols inside quatrefoils in the upper corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7119
Personal details
Name unknown canon
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks He was also a medical doctor
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon at the St. Walburgiskerk (St Walpurga's Church) in Zutphen
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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