9404 Aspelare (Ninove)
01 January - 31 December
Mon 9.00 - 18.00
Tue 9.00 - 18.00
Wed 9.00 - 18.00
Thu 9.00 - 18.00
Fri 9.00 - 18.00
Sat 9.00 - 18.00
Sun 9.00 - 18.00
“Filips De Deyn mathematician and geographer”. This famous inhabitant of Aspelare lived in the 17th century and drew as a sworn surveyor beautiful maps, amongst which many were commissioned by the Ninovian Norbertine abbey. His gravestone mentions in Old Dutch: “Here lies buried Sir Philips De Dyn, sworn surveyor, mathematician and geographer, who passed away on August 5th of 1665, and Anna Van Gansbeek, his housewife, who passed away on September 25th of 1628. And Anna Droesbeker, his second housewife, who passed away on December 23rd of 1667. And Phil. De Dyn, their son, who passed away on April 11th of 1667, also a mathematician etc. Pray for the souls.”
Builder and year of construction: Pieter van Peteghem and sons 1783, new organ with use of some elements (e.g. the organ case) of an older instrument.
Painting: The Assumption of Mary. Canvas, 17th century, approx. 240 x 170 cm.
Altar piece: Floral wonder in the empty grave.
Painting: Descent from the Cross. Canvas, 17th century, approx. 240 x 170 cm.
High altar: White marble, Louis XIV with renaissance background in painted wood. Dedicated to Saint Amand with at the top a little statue of the Saint with crosier in the one hand and a model of a little church in the other. On his feet, one can see an image of a dragon; symbol of evil and disbelief.
Tabernacle on the high altar: White marble, Louis XIV, created in 1853 by J. De Can of Dendermonde.
On the cockpit grisailles with depiction of Saint Agnes of Rome (to the left), Preaching of Saint John the Baptist (in the middle), and the Good Shepherd (to the right).
On the handrail: Statue of Saint Amand with relic of the Saint (1641).