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Devotional portrait of a canon (fragment)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 850
Name Devotional portrait of a canon (fragment)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Pieterskerk
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Fragment of a memorial sculpture with a devotional portrait of a canon and an unknown saint
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [19] St. Pieterskerk (Pieterskerk) (St Peter's Church), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The fragment was found under the floor during restoration work
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(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
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions, because only a fragment of the memorial sculpture remains. The kneeling position of the devotional portrait and the patron saint behind this figure makes it likely that this was originally a memorial sculpture, also with a memorial text.
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function Compare the kneeling position of the canon and the saint standing behind him with for instance Memorial Object ID 545
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2225] unknown canon (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks The fragment shows one devotional portrait, but more persons may have been commemorated, as portraits and/or in a memorial text
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? yes
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Incomplete: a fragment
Condition Severely damaged
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
  • Bogaers, L.C.J.J., Aards, betrokken en zelfbewust. De verwevenheid van cultuur en religie in katholiek Utrecht, 1300-1600 (Utrecht 2008), 900, 902
  • Heinrichs, B.; Kiviet, G. de, Onderzoek naar memorievoorstellingen in de Sint Pieterskerk te Utrecht, in: , Zorg voor het hier en het hiernamaals: memorievoorstellingen in enkele middeleeuwse Utrechtse kerken (Utrecht 1996), , 38
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [850] Devotional portrait of a canon (fragment)

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Fragment of a memorial sculpture with a devotional portrait of a canon and an unknown saint
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1400-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Pieterskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
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 on the right? (context unknown)
Portrait of
Name unknown canon
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
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 alb and chasuble
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification gold coloured maniple; dark grey almuce hanging over his left forearm
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name Bishop Saint (unknown)
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • trappings: clothing/attributes of clergy/monks/nuns (incl. liturgical vestments)
Specification cope; chasuble or dalmatic
Gesture
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2225
Personal details
Name unknown canon
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon who was possibly attached to the St. Pieterskerk (St Peter’s Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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