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Floor slab of Gerard Weert

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 96
Name Floor slab of Gerard Weert
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 (worn) corner quatrefoils of which only the upper two still show heraldic shields, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1425
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 person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the church
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located on the north side of the crossing
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available. The centre of the slab may originally have shown a brass plate.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Gerard(us) Weert
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [71] Gerard(us) Weert (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 361 x 184 x 0
Completeness Unclear. According to De Groot (2006), the centre of the slab may originally have shown a brass plate.
Condition In reasonable condition. The lower section of the slab is badly worn: the heraldic shields in the lower corners are no longer recognizable. The lower half of the slab shows three large diagonal breaks. These breaks 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
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 94; no. 39
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 287, 342; no. 61
  • Peeters, C.J.A.C.; Haslinghuis, E.J., 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), 380; no. 103
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-88, photo no. 967-88_1; RCE: object no. 8.079, adlib priref 20232302
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The slab was hidden under the church floor at the time of Peeters/Haslinghuis's recording of the stone (ca. 1965)

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [96] Floor slab of Gerard Weert

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with (worn) corner quatrefoils of which only the upper two still show heraldic shields, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 361 x 184 x 0
Date
Year ca.1400-1422
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The slab was already present in the church in 1422
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 north side of the crossing
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 upper left corner, inside the quatrefoil
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 A supported cross between four roses (Een ondersteund kruis in elk kwartier vergezeld van een roos)
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 lower left corner, inside the quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn away
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 upper right corner, inside the quatrefoil
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 A supported cross between four roses (Een ondersteund kruis in elk kwartier vergezeld van een roos)
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 lower right corner, inside the quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn away
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 along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hic iacet sepultus venerabilis vir Gerardus Weert, prepositus Aernhemensis et archidiaconus in ecclesia Traiectensi, qui obiit anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo vicesimo sexto mensis Februarii die XVIII, cuius anima requiescat in pace. Amen.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the venerable man Gerard Weert, provost of Arnhem and archdeacon in the Dom Church of Utrecht, who died in the year of the Lord 1426 on the 18th day of the month of February, whose soul may rest in peace. Amen.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven de eerbiedwaardige man Gerard Weert, proost van Arnhem en aartsdiaken in de Domkerk van Utrecht, die stierf in het jaar des Heren 1426 op de 18de dag van de maand februari, wiens ziel in vrede moge rusten. Amen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [71] Gerard(us) Weert (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is incorrect: Gerard Weert was provost and archdeacon of Arnhem and canon of the Dom Church in Utrecht

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 71
Personal details
Name Gerard(us) Weert
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1426/02/18
Additional remarks
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 He became a canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht in the 1480s. Furthermore, he was provost and archdeacon of Arnhem.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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