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Floor slab of Jan die Gaerd[..] and his wife Alit

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 67
Name Floor slab of Jan die Gaerd[..] and his wife Alit
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Buurkerk of St Maria Minor (Museum Speelklok)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Small rectangular stone slab with a heraldic shield in the centre, and an inscription across
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [13] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Buurkerk; Maria Minor) (Our Lady's Church ), Utrecht
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 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 Jan die Gaerd[..] and his wife Alit
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [20] Jan die Gaerd[..] (male)
  • [21] Alit, wife of Jan die Gaerd[..] (female)
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
Completeness
Condition
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 provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 176; no. 134
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [67] Floor slab of Jan die Gaerd[..] and his wife Alit

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Small rectangular stone slab with a heraldic shield in the centre, and an inscription across
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1565
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification date of death of Jan die Gaerd[..]; the date of death of his wife is not mentioned
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Buurkerk of St Maria Minor (Museum Speelklok)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The Buurkerk houses Museum Speelklok (since 1984). The slab is located in the north aisle (current museum cafe).
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
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: a rose and branch; II: three scallop shells in fess (Gedeeld, I: een roos en tak; II: drie jakobsschelpen naast elkaar)
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 die Gaerd[..] and his wife Alit
Person details
Person details
  • [20] Jan die Gaerd[..] (male)
  • [21] Alit, wife of Jan die Gaerd[..] (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1565 sterf Jan die Gaerd[..] camerlinck geweest is 18 jaer bij ons g.a. heer Joris van Egmond bysscop tot Utrecht ende Alit zyn huysvr.
Translation
English translation In the year 1565 died Jan die Gaerd[..] [who for] 18 years was chamberlain of our [?] sir Joris (George) van Egmond, bishop of Utrecht, and Alit his wife.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [21] Alit, wife of Jan die Gaerd[..] (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [1091] Joris (George) van Egmond (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [20] Jan die Gaerd[..] (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 20
Personal details
Name Jan die Gaerd[..]
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1565
Additional remarks He was married to Alit.
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification chamberlain of Joris (George) van Egmond, bishop of Utrecht, for 18 years
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 21
Personal details
Name Alit, wife of Jan die Gaerd[..]
Sex female
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1091
Personal details
Name Joris (George) van Egmond
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1504
Year/date of death 1559/09/26
Additional remarks Also known as George of Egmond. Born in Egmond as son of Jan III van Egmond, First Count of Egmond, and Magdalena van Werdenberg. He spent the last years of his life in Saint-Amand Abbey (north of France), where he was abbot. He died in Saint-Amand on 26 September 1559 and was also buried there. His heart was placed in a cenotaph in the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht, the episcopal see.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy bishop
Specification canon and dean in Liege; bishop of Utrecht (1534-1559); abbot of Saint-Amand Abbey
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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