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Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with name saints of the Pot family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 496
Name Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with name saints of the Pot family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Sculpture showing the Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with coats of arms and name saints
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St Martin´s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
  • in a chapel
  • on an altar
Argumentation The sculpture was discovered in 1919 during restoration work; it had been walled up after the Reformation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) The sculpture has always been located in the 'kapel van Van Arkel' (chapel of Van Arkel), on the east wall
Additional remarks The chapel also houses the floor slab of Anthonis Pot
Memorial piece
Function
  • social
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial sculpture; commemorating a family; altarpiece
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for functions: location of the sculpture inside the church
Name Pot family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [56] Antonius (Anthonis) Pot (male)
  • [2914] Agnes Pot (female)
  • [2915] Jacobus Pot (male)
  • [2913] Cathrijn, wife of Jacobus Pot (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification married couple with son and daughter
Additional remarks arguments for identification of commemorated party: coats of arms on the sculpture; names of the depicted saints
Name Anthonis Pot and/or family member(s)
Composition of the commissioning party
  • members of a family
  • single person
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 stone; paint
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Original stone frame. According to De Groot (2006), the sculpture could originally be closed with wings which showed the portraits of the four family members and even more saints.
Condition Damaged: the faces of the saints have been hacked away
Conservation The sculpture was restored in the 1980s
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The sculpture has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 67-68
  • Bueren, T. van, Gebeeldhouwde nagedachtenis in de Domstad, in: Schooten, K. van; Leeflang, M., Middeleeuwse beelden uit Utrecht 1430-1530 (Utrecht/Antwerpen 2012), 30-47, 30-31, 41-42, 46-47
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 134-136
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The sculpture depicts the name saints and other patron saints of the Pot family

Single piece (front) of [496] Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with name saints of the Pot family

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with two coats of arms, and name saints of the Pot family
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification date of death of Anthonis Pot (24 October 1500)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The sculpture is located in the 'kapel van Van Arkel' (chapel of Van Arkel), on the east wall
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale I: in [gold] a [black] contourny lion; II: in [gold] a [black] pot - (Gedeeld I: in [goud] een omgewende [zwarte] leeuw; II: in [goud] een [zwarte] pot)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest present
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 Pot family
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Out of heraldic courtesy, some of the charges were swapped and the lion turned
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale I: in [gold] a [black] pot; II: in gold a black lion - (Gedeeld I: in [goud] een [zwarte] pot; II: in goud een zwarte leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest present
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 Pot family
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the left
Specification of saint
Name Anthony Abbot
Sex male
Type of saint
  • name saint
Specification This is the name saint of Anthonis Pot, canon of the Utrecht St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) and master of the cathedral fabric
Attributes
  • trappings: clothing/attributes of clergy/monks/nuns (incl. liturgical vestments)
  • animal(s) (parts/products of, incl. mythical creatures)
Specification staff; pig with a bell on his ear
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Second saint from the left
Specification of saint
Name Martin of Tours
Sex male
Type of saint
  • religious institution
  • geographical area (city, village, etc.)
Specification St Martin was the patron saint of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) and the city of Utrecht
Attributes
  • trappings: clothing/attributes of clergy/monks/nuns (incl. liturgical vestments)
  • text carrier (e.g. book)
Specification bishop's mitre; cope; book; alms
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture sitting
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Third saint from the left
Specification of saint
Name James the Greater
Sex male
Type of saint
  • name saint
Specification This is the name saint of Jacob, the father of Anthonis Pot
Attributes
  • trappings: clothing/attributes of pilgrims/travellers
Specification pilgrim's staff (with gourd attached to it?)
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture sitting
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name Agnes
Sex female
Type of saint
  • name saint
Specification This is the name saint of Agnes, the sister of Anthonis Pot
Attributes
  • animal(s) (parts/products of, incl. mythical creatures)
Specification lamb
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Second saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name Mary Magdalene
Sex female
Type of saint
  • religious institution
Specification The St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht was consecrated in 1173, on the name day of Mary Magdalene (July 22). The chapel of Van Arkel originally housed an altar dedicated to SS Catherine and Mary Magdalene.
Attributes
Specification attribute(s) is/are probably lost
Gesture
Specification
Posture sitting
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Mary Magdalene can be recognized by her braided hair
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Third saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name Catherine of Alexandria
Sex female
Type of saint
  • name saint
Specification This is the name saint of Cathrijn, the mother of Anthonis Pot. The chapel of Van Arkel originally housed an altar dedicated to SS Catherine and Mary Magdalene.
Attributes
  • torture (weapons/instruments of)
Specification sword; broken wheel (necklace)
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture sitting
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 56
Personal details
Name Antonius (Anthonis) Pot
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1500/10/24
Additional remarks Son of Jacobus Pot and Cathrijn; brother of Agnes.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht from 14 July 1473; he later also became master of the cathedral fabric.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2913
Personal details
Name Cathrijn, wife of Jacobus Pot
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Also known as Catharina. Wife of Jacobus Pot; mother of Anthonis and Agnes.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2914
Personal details
Name Agnes Pot
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Daughter of Jacobus Pot and Cathrijn; sister of Anthonis.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2915
Personal details
Name Jacobus Pot
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Husband of Cathrijn; father of Anthonis and Agnes.
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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