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Wall memorial of Cornelis van Meckeren

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 868
Name Wall memorial of Cornelis van Meckeren
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zwolle, Grote of St. Michaëlskerk
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Wall memorial
Short description Wall memorial with inscriptions and decorations
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1575-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [3] Grote of St. Michaëlskerk (St Michael's Church), Zwolle
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the (side) aisle
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks Located on a wall in the north aisle
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks wall memorial
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for function: memorial text
Name Cornelis van Meckeren
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4056] Cornelis van Meckeren (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition The memorial is damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The wall memorial has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Vrielink, H., Graven en begraven in Zwolle, http://www.levendestadsgeschiedeniszwolle.nl/Vangravenenbegraafplaatsen.htm
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [868] Wall memorial of Cornelis van Meckeren

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Wall memorial with two inscriptions and decorations
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1584
Specified date 1584/02/21
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zwolle, Grote of St. Michaëlskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The memorial is located on a wall in the north aisle
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription bottom cartouche
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Miraris cancri dorso consurgere mundum? / Desine: sic hodie vertitur orbis iter. / Cornelys van Meckeren Anno Domini 1584 den 21 februarius.
Translation
English translation Are you surprised to see the world on the lobster's back. Refrain: this is the way of the world nowadays. Cornelis van Meckeren in the year of the Lord 1584 on the 21st of February.
Dutch translation Gij verwondert er u over dat de wereld op de rug van een kreeft staat. Houd op: zo wordt heden de weg van de wereld omgekeerd. Cornelis van Meckeren in het jaar des Heren 1584 op de 21ste februari.
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4056] Cornelis van Meckeren (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The first two lines form a distich. The lobster that is depicted between the two texts originally carried a globe on his back; the globe is lost.
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription top cartouche
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription O Mensch gedenck Wat sterven sij/ Soe werstu menger sunden frij/ Der doet in Christo seer vergeven/ Isz gnaed end bryngt dat ewich leven.
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The text is written in rhyme

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • animals (pets/other)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) strapwork cartouches; lobster; lion heads; angel head
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4056
Personal details
Name Cornelis van Meckeren
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1584/02/21
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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