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Floor slab of Mathijs Wittesz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 432
Name Floor slab of Mathijs Wittesz.
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 Raised cruciform stone slab with a coat of arms on the left side, housemarks(?) or insignia on either side, and an inscription on a banderole along the top, left and bottom edges
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
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 The design of the slab makes it clear it was meant to be viewed from the left side only, so it may originally have been situated in a recess
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 Mathijs Witte zoon (Mathijs Wittesz.)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [626] Mathijs Wittesz. (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 213 x 98 x 0
Completeness Complete, except for the effaced shield
Condition Remarkably good, apart from the effaced shield
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldic device on the shield 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), 51; Nr. 134
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [432] Floor slab of Mathijs Wittesz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Raised cruciform stone slab with a coat of arms on the left side, housemarks(?) or insignia on either side, and an inscription on a banderole along the top, left and bottom edges
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 213 x 98 x 0
Date
Year 1482
Specified date 1482/08/23
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 a chapel off 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 In the centre of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced, but Bloys records a description in the collection of Mr W. van der Lely recording a shield with a cogship with a lion inside, and housemarks
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 Mathijs Witte zoon
Person details
Person details
  • [626] Mathijs Wittesz. (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 on a banderole along the top, left and bottom edges
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven Mathijs Witte zoon die staerf int jaer ons Heren M CCCC ende LXXXII XXIII daghe [in Augustus]. Bidt voer die ziele.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Mathijs Wittesz., who died in the year of our Lord 1482 [on the] 23rd day in August. Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [626] Mathijs Wittesz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The month was added separately above the banderole: a sign of the date of death being a later addition or a mistake corrected by the mason?

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 626
Personal details
Name Mathijs Wittesz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1482/08/23
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins records an illustration of this slab in the collection of Mr W. van der Lely that shows a coat of arms in the centre featuring a cogship with a lion inside, and various 'hieroglyphs' on the slab
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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