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Floor slab of Adriaan Ram I and Adriaan Ram II

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 97
Name Floor slab of Adriaan Ram I and Adriaan Ram II
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 Worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge and the indents of removed brasses in the centre and in the 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 persons were canons at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
  • near an altar
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) In 1540, canon Adriaan Ram II was granted permission to be buried in front of the altar of the Ten Thousand Martyrs, on the northeast side of the crossing. Given that his uncle Adriaan Ram I (d. 1518) had already been buried right in front of this altar, it is possible that Adriaan Ram II had requested to be interred in the grave of his uncle. This is what eventually happened in 1550.
Additional remarks The grave is situated at the foot of a pillar which is inscribed with memorial texts of the two canons. Furthermore, the pillar was originally decorated with a now missing statue of St Adrian (1525), in memory of Adriaan I.
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. • No information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Adriaan Ram I and Adriaan Ram II
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4007] Adriaan Ram I (male)
  • [4006] Adriaan Ram II (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family
Relation specification uncle and nephew: Adriaan Ram II was the son of Michiel Ram, the brother of Adriaan Ram I
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 366 x 194 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the central quatrefoil and corner quatrefoils were originally inlaid with engraved brass plates which showed heraldry
Condition In poor condition. The slab is badly worn: the inscription along the edge is hard to read.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification inscription added for Adriaan Ram II (d. 1550)
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), 95; no. 40
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 30; fol. 17v
  • Bueren, T. van, Gebeeldhouwde nagedachtenis in de Domstad, in: Schooten, K. van; Leeflang, M., Middeleeuwse beelden uit Utrecht 1430-1530 (Utrecht/Antwerpen 2012), 30-47, 38, 42
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 137-138, 140, 287, 342; no. 62
  • 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), 381; no. 104
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-89; RCE: object no. 8.080, adlib priref 20232303
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • A drawing of the (now missing) heraldry is included in Buchelius's 'Monumenta'. • 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 [97] Floor slab of Adriaan Ram I and Adriaan Ram II

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge and the indents of removed brasses in the centre and in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 366 x 194 x 0
Date
Year 1518
Specified date 1518/06/22
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification date of death of Adriaan Ram I
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 northeast side of the crossing
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation Adriaan Ram I is commemorated together with his parents and siblings in ‘Remnants of a memorial piece of the Ram-Van Hoven family’, see MeMO Memorial Object ID 854
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry centre of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: a ram's head (een ramskop)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: a ram's head (Helmteken: een ramskop)
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 Ram
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: a ram's head (een ramskop)
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 Ram
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: a flounder (een bot (vis))
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
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: a chevron between three mill rinds 2-1 (een keper vergezeld van drie molenijzers, 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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Missing. Description of the shield based on Buchelius's drawing: three birds, 2-1 (drie vogels, 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 along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hic est sepultus venerabilis vir, magister Adrianus Ram, utriusque iuris doctor, canonicus Traiectensis et prepositus ecclesie Sancti Pancratii Leidensis, qui obiit anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo decimo octavo die vicesima secunda mensis Iunii. Requiescat in pace.
Translation
English translation Here is buried the venerable man, master Adriaan Ram, doctor of both laws, canon of the Dom Church in Utrecht, provost of the church of St Pancratius in Leiden, who died in the year of the Lord 1518 on the 22nd day of the month June. May he rest in peace.
Dutch translation Hier is begraven de eerbiedwaardige man, meester Adriaan Ram, doctor in de beide rechten, kanunnik van de Domkerk in Utrecht, proost van de kerk van St. Pancratius in Leiden, die stierf in het jaar des Heren 1518 op de 22ste dag van de maand juni. Moge hij rusten in vrede.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4007] Adriaan Ram I (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 top of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription A. Ram
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks It seems likely that this text refers to Adriaan Ram II, given that he is not mentioned in the inscription along the edge. This text is written in a different script and was probably added later (ca.1550).

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4006
Personal details
Name Adriaan Ram II
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1501
Year/date of death 1550/05/17
Additional remarks Son of Michiel Ram, nephew of Adriaan Ram I. Buried in the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht.
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 in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4007
Personal details
Name Adriaan Ram I
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1464
Year/date of death 1518/06/22
Additional remarks Son of Aernt Ram and Aecht Aernt van Hovendr. Uncle of Adriaan Ram II, the son of his brother Michiel. Doctor of canon and civil law. He lived in a house at the Kromme Nieuwe Gracht in Utrecht, which was later bought by Adriaan Florisz., also known as Pope Adrian VI. He visited Rome in 1485. Adriaan was buried in the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht.
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 prebendary at the chapter of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk in Utrecht from 1485; canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk from 1489; official at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk; provost of West Friesland; provost of the St. Pancraskerk (St Pancras's Church) in Leiden from 1517; shortly before his death he became vicar general of bishop Philip of Burgundy
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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