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Floor slab of Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 74
Name Floor slab of Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer
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 worn inscription along the edge and the indents of removed brasses in the centre and corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
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 The commemorated person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the transept
  • near an altar
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located on the west side of the south transept, next to a pillar inscription which commemorates the foundation of a daily Mass by Arend Bokelaer. The altar of St Peter was located opposite the pillar and grave.
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 Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [48] Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer (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)
  • brass (copper alloy)
  • stone
Specification blue limestone; brass lost
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 275 x 145 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the slab was originally inlaid with five engraved brass plates which showed heraldry
Condition In poor condition. The slab is badly worn; the inscription is partly illegible.
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), 207; no. 51
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 53; no. 5
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 35; fol. 20r
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 83, 128, 289, 342, 405; no. 74
  • Peeters, C.J.A.C.; Haslinghuis, E.J., De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst II. De provincie Utrecht, 1e stuk: De gemeente Utrecht, afl. 2: de Dom van Utrecht (The Hague 1965), 399; no. 5
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-70, photo no. 967-70_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The text on the adjacent pillar stipulates that a daily Mass was to be celebrated at the altar of St Peter, opposite the pillar and the grave of Arend Bokelaer. The altar was also known as the 'Bokelearsaltaar' (altar of Bokelaer) in the 16th century.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [74] Floor slab of Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a worn inscription along the edge and the indents of removed brasses in the centre and corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 275 x 145 x 0
Date
Year 1522
Specified date 1522/11/22
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification date of death mentioned in literature
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 west side of the south transept
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] [o]pte[n] XXII dach va[n] november sterft Aernt Bokelair va[n] Dordrecht, Canonick deser kercken [ende pastoer van Wassenaer(?); bidt voer die ziel].
Translation
English translation [...] on the 22nd day of November died Arend Bokelaer of/from Dordrecht, canon at this church and parish priest of Wassenaar(?); pray for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [48] Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription along the top and left-hand side of the slab is illegible

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 48
Personal details
Name Arend (Arnold) Bokelaer
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1522/11/22
Additional remarks He may have originated from Dordrecht
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 22 September 1487; parish priest of the Buurkerk in Utrecht (1499-1522); parish priest in Wassenaar?
Additional remarks
Additional remarks He founded a daily Mass at the altar of St Peter in the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk in Utrecht
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