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Floor slab of Claas Pietersz. (Decke)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 425
Name Floor slab of Claas Pietersz. (Decke)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Brielle, St. Catharijnekerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a chalice and host inside a niche in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and identical heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [24] Grote of St. Catharijnekerk (St Catharine's Church), Brielle
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? probably not
(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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Clays Pieterzoon (Decke) (Claas Pietersz. (Decke))
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [618] Clays Pieterzoon (Decke) (Claas Pietersz. (Decke)) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks The last name is uncertain; see Inscription
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Largely complete: minor losses along the right edge
Condition The chalice is damaged. Slight wear.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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), 41
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [425] Floor slab of Claas Pietersz. (Decke)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a chalice and host inside a niche in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and identical heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1508
Specified date 1508/11/25
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Brielle, St. Catharijnekerk
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, built into the wall of the fifth side chapel from the east
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 four corners
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield an axe? (een bijl?)
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 Claas Pietersz. (Decke)
Person details
Person details
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, and continuing at the top and bottom of the central field
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven heer Clays Pieter zoon Decke, vicarius ten Briele, starf anno XVc ende VIII op Sint Katerinen dach. Bidt vor die ziel.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried sir Claas Pietersz. Decke/dean, chantry priest in Brielle, died in the year 1500 and 8 on Saint Catherine's (feast)day. Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [618] Clays Pieterzoon (Decke) (Claas Pietersz. (Decke)) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • Bloys van Treslong Prins (1922) erroneously read 'Decken' instead of 'Decke'. It is not entirely clear whether this is the last name of the commemorated person or his profession (deken/dean) • The feast of St Catherine is on 25 November.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) chalice and host inside a niche
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 618
Personal details
Name Clays Pieterzoon (Decke) (Claas Pietersz. (Decke))
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1508/11/25
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification dean(?); chantry priest in Brielle
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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