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Floor slab of [...] Keye and Geertruid van Averijck

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3848
Name Floor slab of [...] Keye and Geertruid van Averijck
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 coat of arms above a skull and two snakes, an inscription along the edge, a later inscription at the top, and quatrefoils in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
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, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind / variations on ‘Remember that you will die’. • 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 [...] Keye and Geertruid van Averijck
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7139] [...] Keye (male)
  • [7140] Ger[...]dt (Geertruid) van Averijck (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
Additional remarks Keye's first name is worn and hard to read. According to Muschart (1937), it should be Herman, but this seems inconsistent with the name on the slab, which consists of only four letters: Otto? See also Person Description.
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 291 x 141 x 0
Completeness Largely complete: minor losses in the bottom corners
Condition The slab is damaged and badly worn, especially the right-hand side. Furthermore, it shows several breaks which have been filled with cement.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • decoration(s) removed
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldry in the centre has been hacked away, as well as the contents of the quatrefoils in the corners. An inscription in Roman majuscules added at the top, commemorating mayor Van Lathum.
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, 220-221; no. 138
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 30

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3848] Floor slab of [...] Keye and Geertruid van Averijck

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an effaced coat of arms above a skull and two snakes, an inscription along the edge, a later inscription at the top, and quatrefoils in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 291 x 141 x 0
Date
Year 1530
Specified date 1530/12/24
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification date of death of Geertruid
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
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 centre
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) Crest: effaced (Helmteken: uitgehakt)
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 [...] / [...] d[en] erste dach mar[...] starf die erber en frome [...] Keye / [...] / joeffer Ger[...]dt van Averijck sijn husf[r]ou op [...] Kersavent.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord [...] / [...] the first day of March died the honourable and pious [...] Keye. / [...] / mistress Geertruid van Averijck, his wife, on [...] Christmas Eve.
Dutch translation In het jaar onzes Heren [...] / [...] de eerste dag van maart stierf de eerbare en vrome [...] Keye / [...] / juffer Geertruid van Averijck, zijn vrouw, op [...] Kerstavond.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7139] [...] Keye (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [7140] Ger[...]dt (Geertruid) van Averijck (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn and consequently hard to read

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • animals (pets/other)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a skull flanked by two snakes at the bottom
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7139
Personal details
Name [...] Keye
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks This man was married to Geertruid van Averijck and died on March 1. His first name may have been Herman or Otto. According to Muschart (1937), this should be Herman Keye, a son of Otto Keye and Geertruid van Arckel Tasts, who died in 1540. The name Herman, however, is not consistent with the name on the slab, which consists of only four letters: Otto? The aforementioned couple also had a son named Otto, who died in 1549.
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 7140
Personal details
Name Ger[...]dt (Geertruid) van Averijck
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1530/12/24
Additional remarks Variations on the surname: Averijnck, Averenck and Overengh. Geertruid was a daughter of Henrick van Averijk and Geertruid van Enschoten. She was married to Herman or Otto Keye.
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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