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Floor slab of Egidius Gobbert

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 85
Name Floor slab of Egidius Gobbert
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 Large stone slab with a coat of arms flanked by colonnettes that are surmounted by a Gothic arch, banderole with skull and bones at the bottom, banderoles along the edge interrupted by quatrefoils with shields (sides) and evangelist symbols (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? no
(Probable) original location
  • in the transept
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab was originally located in the north transept. It was transferred to the southern radiating chapel during the restoration of the church in 1921-1925.
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks inscription and/or decoration with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Egidius Gobbert
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [60] Egidius Gobbert (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)
  • stone
Specification blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 340 x 199 x 0
Completeness Largely complete
Condition In reasonable condition. The slab is slightly worn and shows several breaks that have been filled with cement.
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), 202; no. 9
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 76; 24
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 285, 342, 403; no. 52
  • Haslinghuis, E.J.; Peeters, C.J.A.C., De Nederlandse Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, dl. II, De provincie Utrecht, Eerste stuk, De gemeente Utrecht, Tweede aflevering, De Dom van Utrecht ('s-Gravenhage 1965), 387; no. 40
  • Vos, Rik; Leeman, Fred, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 20
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no 967-61, photo no. 967-61_3
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Stylistically, the slab shows the transition from late Gothic to Renaissance

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [85] Floor slab of Egidius Gobbert

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a coat of arms flanked by colonnettes that are surmounted by a Gothic arch, banderole with skull and bones at the bottom, banderoles along the edge interrupted by quatrefoils with shields (sides) and evangelist symbols (corners)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 340 x 199 x 0
Date
Year 1524
Specified date 1524/04/30
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 southern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Simon en Judas' (chapel of SS Simon and Jude)
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 of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield On a bend three tripping birds bendwise (Een schuinbalk beladen met drie stappende vogels in de richting van de balk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: a bird between two asses' ears (Helmteken: een vogel tussen twee ezelsoren)
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left-hand side of the slab, in the centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield On a bend three tripping birds bendwise (Een schuinbalk beladen met drie stappende vogels in de richting van de balk)
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right-hand side of the slab, in the centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Three shortened bars (Drie verkorte dwarsbalken)
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 the banderoles along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini MCCCCCXXIIII mensis Aprilis die XXX obiit venerabilis vir, dominus Egidius Gobbert, canonicus ecclesie Traiectensis, cuius anima requiescat in pace.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1524 on the 30th day of the month of April died the venerable man, sir Egidius Gobbert, canon of the Utrecht Dom Church, whose soul may rest in peace.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1524 op de 30ste dag van de maand april stierf de eerwaarde man, heer Egidius Gobbert, kanunnik van de Utrechtse Domkerk, wiens ziel in vrede moge rusten.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [60] Egidius Gobbert (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 the banderole at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Miseremini mei saltem vos amici mei.
Translation
English translation Take pity on me at least you my friends.
Dutch translation Ontferm u mijner althans gij mijn vrienden.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) skull above two crossed bones; colonettes surmounted by an open-work arch with tracery; evangelist symbols inside four quatrefoils
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 60
Personal details
Name Egidius Gobbert
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1524/04/30
Additional remarks He originated from Ghent.
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 rector in Leiderdorp; canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht from 12 April 1477
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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