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Floor slab of Jan Gilis

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 431
Name Floor slab of Jan Gilis
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 Small stone slab with a heraldic shield with a squirrel inside a quatrefoil, around which an inscription on a circular text band, and a mark above
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [24] Grote of St. Catharijnekerk (St Catharine's Church), Brielle
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
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
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks no information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jan Gilis
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [625] Jan Gilis (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Housemark at the top, pointing to the start of the circular 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 89 x 55 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Worn: the inscription is partly illegible
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), 46; Nr. 83
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins misread the name as Jan Guie(?)

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [431] Floor slab of Jan Gilis

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Small stone slab with a heraldic shield with a squirrel inside a quatrefoil, around which an inscription on a circular text band, and a mark above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 89 x 55 x 0
Date
Year 1493
Specified date 1493/??/??
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 Situated in the south aisle of the nave
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 inside the quatrefoil in the centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield A squirrel?
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 Jan Gilis
Person details
Person details
  • [625] Jan Gilis (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription around the circular medallion
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven Jan Gilis ende sterf in den jaer [...] 1493.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Jan Gilis and [he] died in the year [...] 1493.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [625] Jan Gilis (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins misread the name as Guie(?) and was uncertain about the year, perhaps because of the Gothic 4.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 625
Personal details
Name Jan Gilis
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1493
Additional remarks
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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