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Memorial sculpture of Gertrudis Colmont and Johannes Kellener

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 816
Name Memorial sculpture of Gertrudis Colmont and Johannes Kellener
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Maastricht, St. Servaasbasiliek
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Memorial sculpture with a devotional portrait, an inscription and two heraldic shields
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [362] St. Servaaskapittel (Chapter of St Servatius), Maastricht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Johannes Kellener was a chaplain of this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? possibly
(Probable) original location
  • in the cloister
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The memorial sculpture was located near the grave of the commemorated party, see Inscriptions
Memorial piece
Function
  • social
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party. • No information is available about possible other functions: the object is too damaged.
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Gertrudis Colmont and Johannes Kellener
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2117] Johannes Kellener (male)
  • [4417] Gertrudis Colmont (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification mother and son
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 Complete
Condition Badly weathered, especially the inscription
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
  • Belonje, J., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Limburg, Publications de la Société Historique et Archéologique dans le Limbourg 96-97 (1960), , 147; no. 56
  • Doppler, P., Lijst der kanunniken van het vrije Rijkskapittel van Sint Servaas te Maastricht (1050-1795), Publications de la Société Historique et Archéologique dans le Limbourg 75 (1939), , 153
Other documentation
Documentation in the SKKN (Stichting Kerkelijk Kunstbezit in Nederland), Utrecht: inv. no. 13249-138
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [816] Memorial sculpture of Gertrudis Colmont and Johannes Kellener

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Memorial sculpture with a devotional portrait, an inscription and two heraldic shields
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1552
Specified date 1552/03/24
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The date of death of Gertrudis Colmont; the date of death of Johannes Kellener was never completed.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Maastricht, St. Servaasbasiliek
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The sculpture is located on a wall in the eastern cloister
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 top of the sculpture, in the centre
Portrait of
Name Johannes Kellener
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description an alb and chasuble?
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Johannes Kellener was a chaplain

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry to the left of the portrait
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield A lion rampant (Een klimmende leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Not identified
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry to the right of the portrait
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Three hunting horns, 2-1 (Drie jachthoorns, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Not identified
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the cartouche below the portrait
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Quisquis ad hanc durem? procumbis virginis [...] / et solium, flexo poplite vota lege. / Continet iste lapis Gertrudis viscera Colmont / filii Johannis Kellener atque sui, / qui fuit hac miles quondam et iacet ede Marie. / Ne pereant anime sedulo funde preces. / Obiit Gertrudis Colmont anno 1552 24 Martii et dominus Johannes Kellener anno 15[ ].
Translation
English translation You, whoever you are, who bends forward to the hard? [...] of the Virgin and to the sarcophagus, read your wishes with bent knee. This stone contains the intestines of Gertrude Colmont and of her son Johannes Kellener, who once was a knight here and now is laying in Our Lady's Church. Shed your prayers zealously lest their souls perish. Gertrudis Colmont died in the year 1552 at the 24th of March, and sir Johannes Kellener in the year 15[..].
Dutch translation U, wie u ook bent, die zich vooroverbuigt naar de harde? [...] van de Maagd en de sarcofaag, lees uw wensen met gebogen knie. Deze steen bevat de ingewanden van Gertrude Colmont en van haar zoon Johannes Kellener, die ooit alhier ridder was en die begraven ligt in de Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk. Stort uw gebeden ijverig opdat hun zielen niet verloren gaan. Gertrudis Colmont overleed 24 maart 1552, en heer Johannes Kellener stierf in het jaar 15[..].
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4417] Gertrudis Colmont (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [2117] Johannes Kellener (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The date of death of Johannes Kellener was never completed. The transcription and translations are tentative. The text is in distichs.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2117
Personal details
Name Johannes Kellener
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1555
Additional remarks On 8 June 1555, Johannes (Jan) Kellener is mentioned relating a dispute between him and his brother Goert, see Doppler (1939).
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification He is addressed as 'dominus' (sir) in the inscription, a title normally used for a member of the clergy
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification chaplain of the St. Servaaskerk (St Servatius's Church) in Maastricht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4417
Personal details
Name Gertrudis Colmont
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1552/03/24
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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