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Floor slab of Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel and his wife Aefgen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 66
Name Floor slab of Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel and his wife Aefgen
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a centrally placed quatrefoil in which a heraldic shield, and banderoles with inscriptions above and below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [13] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Buurkerk; Maria Minor) (Our Lady's Church ), Utrecht
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification In 'Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de provincie Utrecht' (1919), this slab is listed among the tomb monuments and slabs that are located in the Utrecht Buurkerk. The slab was probably transferred to the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk during the restoration of the Buurkerk in 1978-1984, see Borst (1997), p. 48.
Still in original institution? no
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 and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Ghysbert Henricks van Heel (Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel) and his wife Aefgen
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [19] Aefgen, wife of Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel (female)
  • [18] Ghysbert Henricks van Heel (Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 195 x 99 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is slightly worn and broken into several pieces. The breaks have been filled with cement.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Buurkerk, Utrecht; St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk, Utrecht (since 1978-1984?)
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 provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 176; no. 130
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 48
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-200, photo no. 967-200_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised no.: 139

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [66] Floor slab of Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel and his wife Aefgen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a centrally placed quatrefoil in which a heraldic shield, and banderoles with inscriptions in Gothic textualis above and below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 195 x 99 x 0
Date
Year 1533
Specified date 1533/04/13
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest date of death mentioned on the slab
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 slab is located in the northern ambulatory, in front of the 'kapel van Zweder Uterlo' (chapel of Zweder Uterlo)
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 centrally placed quatrefoil
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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: on a compartment before three trees a contourny pig; II: three towers, 2-1 (Gedeeld, I: op een grasgrond voor drie bomen naast elkaar, een varken; II: drie burchten, 2-1)
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
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 banderole above
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer XVc XL sterf Ghysbert Henricks van Heel de XXI dach januari.
Translation
English translation In the year 1540 died Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel, the 21st day [of] January.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [18] Ghysbert Henricks van Heel (Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on a banderole below
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno XVc ende XXXIII den XIII april sterf Aefgen Ghysbert Henrickz huysvrou.
Translation
English translation In the year 1500 and 33 on April 13 died Aefgen, wife of Gijsbert Hendriksz.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [19] Aefgen, wife of Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [18] Ghysbert Henricks van Heel (Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 18
Personal details
Name Ghysbert Henricks van Heel (Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1540/01/21
Additional remarks Husband of Aefgen
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 19
Personal details
Name Aefgen, wife of Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1533/04/13
Additional remarks Wife of Gijsbert Hendriksz. van Heel
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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