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Floor slab of unknown person(s)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 104
Name Floor slab of unknown person(s)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Berlikum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with heraldry, (added) inscriptions and several figures
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Vincent Lucas
Original institution(s)
Original institution [639] St. Michaëlskerk (St Michael's Church), Berlikum
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification In July 1937 the slab was discovered underneath the floor (near the organ)
Still in original institution? probably 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 The slab covers a vault
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks It is unclear who was originally commemorated in the slab. Later, 17th-century inscriptions commemorate the Heerma-Walta couple (see Physical description).
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 288 x 160 x 22
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification The slab has been reused: inscriptions added for Tjerck Goslings van Heerma (d. 1655), rural mayor/judge ('grietman') of Menaldumadeel, and his first wife Lutske Douwes van Walta (d. 1619)
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Stenvert, Ronald; Broekhoven, Sabine; Kolman, Chris; Ginkel-Meester, Saskia van, Monumenten in Nederland, Fryslân, Friesland (Zeist/Zwolle 2000), 82
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks A more detailed description can not be given; the slab is located underneath the church floor

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [104] Floor slab of unknown person(s)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with heraldry, (added) inscriptions and several figures
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 288 x 160 x 22
Date
Year 1547
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Berlikum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located underneath the wooden floor
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Vincent Lucas
Attribution
  • signature
Specification
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry unknown
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Heraldry of corporations (cities, guilds, confraternities, companies)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield coat of arms of the village of Menaldumadeel (wapenschild van de gemeente Menaldumadeel)
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 Menaldumadeel
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription inside a text field in the central field
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription En, homo factus humo iaceo nunc pulvis humusque, ast humus haec iterum putrida fiet homo.
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation Zie, als mens lig ik nu ter aarde, [zelf] stof en aarde geworden; maar deze rottende aarde zal wederom een mens worden.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Original 16th-century inscription
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription unknown
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks A transcription of the original 16th-century epitaph (inscription) is not available
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