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Floor slab of [...] Kaelsack(?) and an unknown person

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3846
Name Floor slab of [...] Kaelsack(?) and an unknown person
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 Last Judgement scene under a Renaissance arch, a pair of angels above, a skeleton and a worn cartouche with inscription below, a worn inscription along the edge, and medallions with effaced heraldic shields in the corners
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
Still in original institution? 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, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • For social function, see Commemorated party. • Inscription and/or decoration with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’, i.e. the Last Judgement. • 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 a member of the Kaelsack(?) family and an unknown person
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7780] unknown person (unknown)
  • [7136] [...] [...]sack (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons relation (type of relation unknown)
Relation specification
Additional remarks The inscription along the edge commemorates two persons. One of these persons was probably a member of the Kaelsack family, see Inscriptions. The fact that the two persons are commemorated in one inscription suggests a relationship, but its nature is unknown.
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 279 x 158 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is badly worn, especially along the edges.The inscriptions are largely illegible. The religious scene is in reasonable condition. Some damages.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldic shields in the corners have been hacked away
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, 262; no. 243
Other documentation
Drawing of the slab in the online database 'Collectie Gelderland': no. P 00729
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 17

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3846] Floor slab of [...] Kaelsack(?) and an unknown person

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a Last Judgement scene under a Renaissance arch, a pair of angels above, a skeleton and a worn cartouche with inscription below, a worn inscription along the edge, and medallions with effaced heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 279 x 158 x 0
Date
Year 1550-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
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 the south aisle, placed against the wall
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 upper left corner, inside the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
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
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower left corner, inside the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
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
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner, inside the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
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
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower right corner, inside the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
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
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 along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer ons Heren [...] / [...] starf die [erber?] [...] [...]sack. / Int jaer ons Heren M / [...] avent starf die [...].
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord [...] / [...] died the [honourable?] [...] [...]sack. / In the year of Our Lord M / [...] eve died the [...].
Dutch translation In het jaar onzes Heren [...] / [...] stierf de [eerbare?] [...] [...]sack. / In het jaar onzes Heren M / [...] avond stierf de [...].
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7780] unknown person (unknown)
Sex unknown
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [7136] [...] [...]sack (unknown)
Sex unknown
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is badly worn and largely illegible. A member of the Kaelsack family may be commemorated here.
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the cartouche below
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription has worn away. Given the depiction of the Last Judgement on the slab, the text in the cartouche may have been a didactic statement with a reference to the mortality of mankind.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • musical instruments
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • architectural decorations
  • devil(s)
  • mask(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • religious representations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • From bottom to top: an oblong strapwork cartouche with on both sides a console; a recumbent skeleton on a bed or tomb, flanked by bases with masks; two Corinthian columns surmounted by imposts showing skulls, supporting a semi-circular arch; a pair of trumpet blowing angels in the spandrels. • Last Judgement scene: Christ sitting on a rainbow with the orb at his feet, flanked by a pair of trumpet blowing angels, the Virgin and St John the Baptist on clouds below with kneeling human figures between them, and walking human figures at the bottom of the scene who are lead to heaven by an angel (left) and to the mouth of hell by a satan (right). • Corners: shell motifs inside the medallions.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7136
Personal details
Name [...] [...]sack
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Probably a member of the Kaelsack family, a well-known Zutphen family
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7780
Personal details
Name unknown person
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
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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