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Orphrey commemorating Elisabeth of Cleves (fragment)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3924
Name Orphrey commemorating Elisabeth of Cleves (fragment)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Liturgical vestment
Short description Fragment of an orphrey showing an inscription and a heraldic shield
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1325-1375
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
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 Elisabeth of Cleves
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7235] Elisabeth of Cleves (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks arguments for identification of commemorated party: inscription and 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)
  • (semi-)precious metal(s)
  • textile
Specification linen; linen thread; (floss) silk; gold thread
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 19 x 6 x 0
Completeness The orphrey was originally applied to a liturgical vestment, such as a chasuble or dalmatic. It was part of an orphrey band or cross.
Condition The colours are worn.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The orphrey was woven and partly embroidered in Cologne ('K├Âlner Borte').
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Leeflang, M.; Schooten, K. van, Middeleeuwse borduurkunst uit de Nederlanden (Zwolle 2015), 156
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Liturgical vestment (back) of [3924] Orphrey commemorating Elisabeth of Cleves (fragment)

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (back)
Short description
Short description Fragment of an orphrey showing an inscription and a heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 19 x 6 x 0
Date
Year ca.1340-1366
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification Period during which Elisabeth of Cleves was Landgravine of Hesse (as mentioned in the inscription)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Collection
Collection identifier ABM t02282
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 in the lower half of the orphrey
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 High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: in red a gold carbuncle; II: in blue a lion rampant barry of eight silver and red (Gedeeld, I: in rood een gouden karbonkel; II: in blauw een klimmende leeuw gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken, zilver en rood)
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 Cleves - Hesse
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (back)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the upper half of the orphrey
Language(s)
Languages
  • German/Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription ELIZAB/ET VANC/LEVE LA/NTGREV/INNE VA/N HESSEN.
Translation
English translation Elisabeth of Cleves, Landgravine of Hesse.
Dutch translation Elizabeth van Kleef, Landgravin van Hessen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Lombardic
Inscription mentioning
Name [7235] Elisabeth of Cleves (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7235
Personal details
Name Elisabeth of Cleves
Sex female
Year/date of birth 1307
Year/date of death 1382
Additional remarks Daughter of Dietrich VIII, Count of Cleves, and Margaret of Guelders. Elisabeth was married to 1) Gerard van Voorne, Lord of Voorne and Viscount of Zeeland (d. 1337), and 2) Otto II, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1366).
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification Landgravine of Hesse (1340-1366)
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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