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Floor slab of Jan Simonsz. van Planen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 415
Name Floor slab of Jan Simonsz. van Planen
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Asperen, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk (St. Catharinakerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of a priest in relief, holding a chalice and standing under an arch with inscription, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with effaced heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [436] St. Catharinakerk (St Catharine's Church), Asperen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Jan Simonszoon van Planen was a chantry priest at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the transept
  • near an altar
Argumentation Originally located in the north transept, probably near the altar at which Jan Simonszoon van Planen served (see the inscription)
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jan Symonzoon van Planen (Jan Simonszoon or Simonsz. van Planen)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [606] Jan Symonzoon van Planen (Jan Simonszoon or Simonsz. van Planen) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks
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 200 x 70 x 0
Completeness Largely complete
Condition In poor condition. The slab is damaged and badly broken. Gaps and breaks filled with cement.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldry in the corners has been hacked away
Additional remarks
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 Zuid-Holland, part I (Utrecht 1922), 14; no. 3
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 11184-10 (p. 5)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [415] Floor slab of Jan Simonsz. van Planen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of a priest in relief, holding a chalice and standing under an arch with inscription, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with effaced heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 200 x 70 x 0
Date
Year 1525
Specified date 1525/04/25
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Asperen, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk (St. Catharinakerk)
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 choir of the church (since the fire of 1896)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre of the slab
Portrait of
Name Jan Symonzoon van Planen (Jan Simonszoon or Simonsz. van Planen)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description chasuble worn over an alb, and a maniple
Attributes
Attributes
  • liturgical vessels
Specification holding a chalice
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The effigy is damaged and broken

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in all four corners of the slab, inside quatrefoil medallions
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Early 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 on the banderole-like pediment of the arch
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Bidt voer d ziel.
Translation
English translation Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation Bid voor de ziel.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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 Hier leit beg[ra]ven heer Jan Symonzoon van Planen vicarius van dese altaer ende starf anno XVc XXV den XXVen dach in April.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried sir Jan Simonsz. van Planen, chantry priest of this altar, and died in the year 1525 on the 25th day in April.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven heer Jan Simonsz. van Planen, vicaris van dit altaar, en stierf in het jaar 1525 op de 25ste dag in april.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [606] Jan Symonzoon van Planen (Jan Simonszoon or Simonsz. van Planen) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Bloys van Treslong Prins (1922) mistakenly reads 'decanus' instead of 'vicarius'

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • Arch: two candelabra columns surmounted by a banderole-like pediment with tracery(?). • Quatrefoil medallions in the corners.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 606
Personal details
Name Jan Symonzoon van Planen (Jan Simonszoon or Simonsz. van Planen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1525/04/25
Additional remarks Possibly 'Van Polanen'. Jan may have been a son of Simon van Planen and Elisabeth van Vlierden. This couple is known to have had a son named Simon (alias Simon ab Asperen), who later became a plebanus in Antwerp.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • clothing of the portrayed person
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification chantry priest at the St. Catharinakerk (St Catharine's Church) in Asperen
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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