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Floor slab of an unknown person and Janna van Eenschate

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3979
Name Floor slab of an unknown person and Janna van Eenschate
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Deventer, Lebuinuskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with worn heraldry and/or decorations in the centre, a worn and incomplete inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with evangelist symbols in three corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [1] Grote of St. Lebuïnuskerk (St Lebuinus's Church (Grote Kerk)), Deventer
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no: all objects in the church have repeatedly been relocated
(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 and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks no information available about possible other functions, because the object is too worn and/or damaged
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name an unknown person and Janna van Eenschate
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7383] Janna van Eenschate (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons relation (type of relation unknown)
Relation specification
Additional remarks The name of the person who is commemorated along the top and right edges of the slab is unknown. This part of the inscription is worn away and partly missing. The mention of persons in the same inscription may indicate a relationship. Perhaps a married couple was commemorated.
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
Completeness Incomplete: the upper right corner, which originally showed part of the inscription and a quatrefoil containing an evangelist symbol, is missing. Another piece of stone has been inserted. The slab was probably cut down at the top: the upper left quatrefoil is no longer complete.
Condition The slab is badly worn, especially the right-hand side
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Added at the bottom of the slab, in Roman majuscules: 'Eenschate'
Additional remarks Unclear what was originally shown in the centre of the slab (heraldry and/or decorations)
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Overijssel (Utrecht 1925), 74; no. 95
Other documentation
HCO Deventer, Beeldbank: 10_FK2_2 : 1194 : 5355
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised no.: 477

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3979] Floor slab of an unknown person and Janna van Eenschate

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with worn heraldry and/or decorations in the centre, a worn and incomplete inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with evangelist symbols in three corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1500-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Deventer, Lebuinuskerk
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 crossing of the church, in front of the choir
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
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 originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] / [...] / [...] den / XIII daech novembris staerf selege Janna van Eenscha(te).
Translation
English translation [...] the 13th day of November died the blessed Janna van Eenschate.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7383] Janna van Eenschate (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription along the top and right edge is worn away and partly missing

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) worn decorations(?) in the centre; quatrefoils with evangelist symbols in three (originally four) corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7383
Personal details
Name Janna van Eenschate
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Janna van Eenschate died on the 13th of November in an unknown year
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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