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Floor slab of Gijsbert and Wouter van Rhenen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 86
Name Floor slab of Gijsbert and Wouter van Rhenen
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 two heraldic shields at the top, inscriptions between and above the shields
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1375-1425
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 persons were canons at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the ambulatory
  • in a chapel
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located in the south-eastern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Petrus en Paulus' (chapel of SS Peter and Paul)
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 Ghiselberti and Walteri de Renen (Gijsbert and Wouter van Rhenen)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [62] Walteri de Renen (Wouter van Rhenen) (male)
  • [61] Ghiselberti de Renen (Gijsbert Gruter van Rhenen) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family
Relation specification uncle and nephew
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 293 x 147 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: considerable losses along the edges (now filled with cement)
Condition The slab is damaged and worn. The inscriptions are hard to read.
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), 204; no. 24
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 83; no. 27
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 26; fol. 15v
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 278, 341; no. 10
  • 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), 378-380; no. 33
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-82, photo no. 967-82_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [86] Floor slab of Gijsbert and Wouter van Rhenen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with two heraldic shields at the top, inscriptions between and above the shields
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 293 x 147 x 0
Date
Year 1375-1425
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification based on the dates of death of the two commemorated men as mentioned in literature (1386 and 1404)
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 south-eastern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Petrus en Paulus' (chapel of SS Peter and Paul)
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 top of the slab, left-hand side
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield A lion (Een leeuw)
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 top of the slab, right-hand side
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield Three lozenges, 2-1 (Drie ruiten, 2-1)
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 top of the slab, between the two heraldic shields
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Renen
Translation
English translation Rhenen
Dutch translation Rhenen
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription top of the slab, along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sepulchrum dominorum Ghiselberti et Walteri de Renen, canonicorum Traiectensium.
Translation
English translation Grave of sirs Gijsbert and Wouter van Rhenen, canons of the Utrecht Dom Church.
Dutch translation Graf van de heren Gijsbert en Wouter van Rhenen, kanunniken van de Utrechtse Domkerk.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [61] Ghiselberti de Renen (Gijsbert Gruter van Rhenen) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [62] Walteri de Renen (Wouter van Rhenen) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 61
Personal details
Name Ghiselberti de Renen (Gijsbert Gruter van Rhenen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1386/06/03
Additional remarks Uncle of Wouter van Rhenen
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. Lebuineskerk (St Lebuines's Church) in Deventer, mentioned in 1349; canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht from 1350; provost of West Friesland from 1371.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 62
Personal details
Name Walteri de Renen (Wouter van Rhenen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1404/04/19
Additional remarks Nephew of Gijsbert Gruter van Rhenen
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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