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Floor slab of Sibbel (van Auckama?)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1035
Name Floor slab of Sibbel (van Auckama?)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield inside an octagonal field in the centre, an inscription along the edge which is partly covered by a later text field at the lower left, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [190] Dominicanen (Jacopijnen) (Convent of Dominican Friars (Jacopijnen)), Leeuwarden
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Sybbel (Sibbel van Auckama?)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2778] Sybbel (Sibbel van Auckama?) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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 243 x 128 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The left-hand side of the slab is worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • inscription(s) removed
Specification A text field added at the lower left, commemorating Mathias Heymans (d. 1634) and his wife Gertruit van Kuyck (d. 1652 or 1653). As a consequence, part of the inscription along the edge was removed.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Engels, M.H.H.; Dolk, W., Grote of Jacobijner Kerk, grafregister 1768 - ca. 1800, http://www.mpaginae.nl/GroteKerk/grafregister.htm; 092 regel 14, G 37
  • Engels, M.H.H.; Dolk, W.; Broersma, R.J., Grote of Jacobijner Kerk, grafregister 1768 - ca. 1800, http://docplayer.nl/39259899-Grote-of-jacobijner-kerk-grafregister-ca.html, 30; G 37
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 510; no. 3566
  • Wierstra, Simon, Genealogische bestanden van de oude Friese adel en aanverwante families tot 1800, http://www.simonwierstra.nl/index6.htm
Other documentation
• Register of graves: number 37. • Inventory drs. E. Makkes van der Deijl-Stam: number 112.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1035] Floor slab of Sibbel (van Auckama?)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield inside an octagonal field in the centre, an inscription along the edge which is partly covered by a later text field at the lower left, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 243 x 128 x 0
Date
Year 1506
Specified date 1506/09/20
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
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 nave, north side (regel 14), to the east of the liturgical centre
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 in the centre of the slab, inside an octagon
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield a mark (een merk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Hanging from a guige
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Possibly Auckama or Sybethsma

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer ons heren M Vc ende ses op sinte matheus avent staerff die erbere wrouue Sybbel [...] [b]egraven leght, bidt woerde ziel.
Translation
English translation In the year of our Lord 1500 and six, on the eve of [the feast day of] Saint Matthew, died the honourable woman Sibbel [...] lies buried, pray for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [2778] Sybbel (Sibbel van Auckama?) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • Part of the inscription has been removed. • The feast day of Saint Matthew is September 21; its eve is September 20. 'Matheus' has been abbreviated as: Mathe'.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • geometric patterns
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) An octagonal field in the centre, in which an eight-pointed star (octagram) made of two congruent squares. Quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2778
Personal details
Name Sybbel (Sibbel van Auckama?)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1506/09/20
Additional remarks Probably Sibbel van Auckama, daughter of Sybrant van Auckama and Auck van Donia. Sibbel was married to Sybeth Jacobs Sybethsma. Her name is included in a 1498 list of citizens of Leeuwarden. Sibbel drew up her will in 1501 and in 1506. In 1511, she is referred to as the 'blessed Sibbel Sybethsma'.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
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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