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Floor slab of Johan Besselinck

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3835
Name Floor slab of Johan Besselinck
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 heraldic shield hanging from a trefoil in which an effaced chalice(?), an inscription on banderoles along the edge, and a later inscription below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
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 Johan Besselinck was a chantry priest 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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Joannes (Johan) Besselinck
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7121] Joannes (Johan) Besselinck (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 175 x 88 x 0
Completeness Largely complete: minor losses along the edges
Condition In fair condition. The slab is damaged but shows little wear.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • decoration(s) removed
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldry has been hacked away. The trefoil may originally have shown a chalice with host. An inscription in Roman majuscules added below, commemorating I.H. Berghege (d. 1805).
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, 254; no. 220
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 32

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3835] Floor slab of Johan Besselinck

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an effaced heraldic shield hanging from a trefoil in which an effaced chalice(?), an inscription on banderoles along the edge, and a later inscription below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 175 x 88 x 0
Date
Year 1574
Specified date 1574/11/13
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 a southern radiating chapel (chapel 6)
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 lower half
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (Uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Hanging from a trefoil by a guige
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 all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno domini MVc 74 die 13 mensis novembris obiit honorabilis et prudens vir et magister Joannes Besselinck altaris sancti Christoferi vicarius, hic sepultus, orate pro eo.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1574, the 13th day of the month of November, died the honourable and prudent man and master Johan Besselinck, chantry priest of the altar of Saint Christopher, buried here, pray for him.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1574, de 13e dag van de maand november, stierf de eerzame en bedachtzame man en meester Johan Besselinck, vicaris van het altaar van Sint Christoffel, hier begraven, bidt voor hem.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7121] Joannes (Johan) Besselinck (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription on the right side has some letters written above the line, perhaps '& us', to be interpreted as 'et venerabilis' (and venerable).

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)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • chalice (and host)
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) fleur-de-lis-like scrollwork and an effaced chalice with host(?) inside a trefoil; two banderoles along the edge
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7121
Personal details
Name Joannes (Johan) Besselinck
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1574/11/13
Additional remarks
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 (parish or chantry) priest
Specification chantry priest at the St. Walburgiskerk (St Walpurga's Church) in Zutphen, at the altar of Saint Christopher
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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