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Chasuble commemorating Otto Bloys van Treslong

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3901
Name Chasuble commemorating Otto Bloys van Treslong
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Liturgical vestment
Short description Chasuble with a band showing the monogram MA (front) and a cross showing the monogram IHS and a heraldic shield (back)
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1575-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St MartinĀ“s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • based on research
Specification Possible original institution. Otto Bloys van Treslong was a canon at this church.
Still in original institution? no
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
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function in use during liturgical services
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Otto Bloys van Treslong
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7223] Otto Bloys van Treslong (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: heraldic shield
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)
  • textile
  • (semi-)precious metal(s)
Specification red velvet with a pomegranate pattern; silk; gold thread; silver thread; gold galloon
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 125 x 74 x 0
Completeness The chasuble may have been cut into a fiddleback shape at a later date. The red velvet of the vertical band and cross is not original, as well as the gold galloon.
Condition In overall fair condition.
Conservation In the 19th century, the embroidery was applied to a vertical band and cross of new red velvet. The heraldic shield appears to have been partly overembroidered.
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Made in the Northern Netherlands.
Provenance
Provenance Domkerk (Dom Cathedral), Utrecht; O.K. parochie, IJmuiden; Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J., Aards, betrokken en zelfbewust. De verwevenheid van cultuur en religie in katholiek Utrecht, 1300-1600 (Utrecht 2008), 198
  • Defoer, H.L.M.; Bodt, S.F.M. de; Caron, M.L. et al., Schilderen met gouddraad en zijde (Utrecht 1987), 120; cat. no. 69
  • Dirkse, P.P.W.M.; Zijp, R.P., et al., Ketters en papen onder Filips II (Utrecht 1986), 154
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Liturgical vestment (front) of [3901] Chasuble commemorating Otto Bloys van Treslong

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (front)
Short description
Short description Red chasuble with a band showing the monogram MA inside a flower wreath and aureole
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 125 x 74 x 0
Date
Year 1575-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Collection
Collection identifier OKM t00071
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Liturgical vestment (back) of [3901] Chasuble commemorating Otto Bloys van Treslong

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (back)
Short description
Short description Red chasuble with a cross showing the monogram IHS inside a flower wreath and aureole, and a heraldic shield held by an angel
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 125 x 74 x 0
Date
Year 1575-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Collection
Collection identifier OKM t00071
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (back)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the cross, at the bottom (back of the chasuble)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield Quarterly, I and IV: in red two embattled and counterembattled silver fesses, in a red canton three vair pales and a gold chief; II and III: in gold six red chevrons (Gevierendeeld, I en IV: in rood twee beurtelings gekanteelde zilveren dwarsbalken en in een rood vrijkwartier drie palen van vair en een gouden kwartierhoofd; II en III: in goud zes rode kepers)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification An angel
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Bloys van Treslong - Van Egmond
Person details
Person details
  • [7223] Otto Bloys van Treslong (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the band, at the top (front of the chasuble)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription MA (Maria)
Translation
English translation Mary
Dutch translation Maria
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Monogram of the Virgin Mary
Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (back)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the cross, at the top (back of the chasuble)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription IHS (Iesus Hominum Salvator)
Translation
English translation Jesus the saviour of men
Dutch translation Jezus de redder der mensen
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Monogram of Christ

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7223
Personal details
Name Otto Bloys van Treslong
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1544
Year/date of death 1600
Additional remarks Son of Hugo van Treslong and Catharina van Egmond van Kenenburg. He was buried in the Domkerk (Dom Cathedral) in Utrecht. His floor slab is still present there.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon at the Domkerk (Dom Cathedral) in Utrecht since 1573
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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