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Pietà with devotional portrait of an unknown person

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 497
Name Pietà with devotional portrait of an unknown person
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Sculpture showing the Pietà with devotional portrait, illegible inscription and saint
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [27] St. Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk) (St Walpurga's Church), Zutphen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? 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
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial sculpture?
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for function: memorial text on the sculpture? (no longer legible)
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [735] unknown person (unknown)
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
Completeness The top of the sculpture is missing
Condition The sculpture is severely damaged
Conservation
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
  • Kuile, E.H. ter, De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst III. De provincie Gelderland, 2e stuk: Het kwartier van Zutfen (The Hague 1958), 238
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [497] Pietà with devotional portrait of an unknown person

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Pietà with devotional portrait of an unknown person, illegible inscription and unknown saint
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
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 south side of the church, in the second radiating chapel
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown person
Sex unknown
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • not recognizable
Specification attributes no longer visible (work is damaged)
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field below the religious image
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is illegible

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name unknown saint
Sex unknown
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
Specification
Gesture
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This saint is placed to the left of the Pietà, behind the portrayed person. A second saint may be depicted to the right of the Pietà.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 735
Personal details
Name unknown person
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
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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