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Floor slab of Tjerck van Walta (alias Jongema) and Tieth van Herema

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 109
Name Floor slab of Tjerck van Walta (alias Jongema) and Tieth van Herema
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Bolsward, Martinikerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with effaced allied arms held by figures under an arch, an inscription in a cartouche below, an inscription and decorations along the edge, and quatrefoils with effaced allied arms in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Benedictus Gerbrants
Original institution(s)
Original institution [665] Grote of St. Martinuskerk (Martinikerk) (St Martin's Church (Martinikerk)), Bolsward
Arguments
Specification Original institution uncertain, either the Martinikerk or the Broerekerk
Original institution [695] Franciscanen (Broerekerk, Kleine Kerk) (Convent of Franciscan Friars (Broerekerk, Kleine Kerk)), Bolsward
Arguments
Specification Original institution uncertain, either the Martinikerk or the Broerekerk
Still in original institution? unknown
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 The Martinikerk houses floor slabs that originate from three different churches: the Martinikerk and the Broerekerk in Bolsward (the latter was destroyed by fire in 1980) and the former Elandskerk in Amsterdam.
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind / variations on ‘Remember that you will die’.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Tjerck van Walta (alias Jongema) and Tydt Heerama (Tieth van Herema)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [95] Tjerck van Walta (alias Jongema) (male)
  • [96] Tydt Heerama (Tieth van Herema) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 285 x 173 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Good condition, apart from the effaced heraldry
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Martinikerk Bolsward, http://www.martinikerkbolsward.nl/; Vak 10, number 45
  • Leeman, Fred; Vos, Rik, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 142
  • Ligtenberg, Raphael, Grafzerken der XVIe eeuw in Friesland ( 1915), 9
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 74, 75
  • Wierstra, Simon, Genealogische bestanden van de oude Friese adel en aanverwante families tot 1800, http://www.simonwierstra.nl/index6.htm
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 8833-22
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The Fries Museum in Leeuwarden is in possession of a drawing of the slab

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [109] Floor slab of Tjerck van Walta (alias Jongema) and Tieth van Herema

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with effaced allied arms held by figures under an arch, an inscription in a cartouche below, an inscription and decorations along the edge, and quatrefoils with effaced allied arms in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 285 x 173 x 0
Date
Year 1545
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification On the slab: 'B 1545 G'
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Bolsward, Martinikerk
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 antechoir ('voorkoor')
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Benedictus Gerbrants
Attribution
  • signature
Specification On the slab: 'B 1545 G'
Assignment
Role not specified
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation The slab is stylistically similar to 'Floor slab of Catharina van Cammingha (and Tjaard van Juwinga (Jongema))', MeMO Memorial Object ID 110, in the same church
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
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two feathers (helmteken: twee veren)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
  • One or two human figures
Specification Putti and human figures
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 in the upper left corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two feathers (helmteken: twee veren)
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 in the lower left corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a contourny jumping stag (helmteken: een omgewend springend hert)
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 in the upper right corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) rest: two feathers (helmteken: twee veren)
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 in the lower right corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a jumping stag (helmteken: een springend hert)
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 all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer ons heren MVC ende XXII den XI maij, sterf den eerenvhesten herscip Tijerck van Walta, oldman in Bolswdt, grijtman van Wonserdeel. En[de] anno XVC en XLVI den XII novembris, sterf die eerbare vrow Tydt Heerama, sijn wijf.
Translation
English translation In the year of our Lord 1500 and 22 the 11th May, died the honourable lordship Tjerck van Walta, alderman in Bolsward, mayor of Wonseradeel. And in the year 1500 and 46 the 12th November, died the honourable lady Tieth van Herema, his wife.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [95] Tjerck van Walta (alias Jongema) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [96] Tydt Heerama (Tieth van Herema) (female)
Sex female
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 on a small banderole held by the supporters of the central allied arms
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Wal / [ta?] - [H?]ee / rama
Translation
English translation Walta? - Herema?
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the dividing line between the central heraldry and the cartouche, and in the cartouche itself
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Eccli 38 / Memor esto iudicy mei, sic enim erit et tuum: mihi heri & tibi hodie.
Translation
English translation Ecclesiasticus 38 / Remember my judgment, for yours shall also be so: yesterday for me, and today for thee.
Dutch translation Ecclesiasticus 38 / Bedenk dat zijn lot ook het jouwe zal zijn, gisteren ik, vandaag jij.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Taken from Ecclesiasticus 38:23.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • banderole(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • mythical figures and/or creatures
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • fruit
  • architectural decorations
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) animal heads; foliage; herms; satyrs; vases
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 95
Personal details
Name Tjerck van Walta (alias Jongema)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1522/05/11
Additional remarks Son of Tjerck Juwinga (Jongema) van Walta and Ebel van Walta. Tjerck was married to Tieth van Herema. He lived in the Waltastate, an estate in Tjerkwerd. Tjerck owned property in Tjerkwerd and Tzum (1511/1514). As a member of the so-called Vetkopers party, he rebelled against the Duke of Saxony.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification included in the list of Frisian noblemen (1505); mayor of Wonseradeel; alderman in Bolsward
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 96
Personal details
Name Tydt Heerama (Tieth van Herema)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1546/11/12
Additional remarks Daughter of Johan van Herema and Gerlant Louwsdochter van Donia. Tieth was married to Tjerck van Walta (alias Jongema). She may have remarried a member of the Sjaerda family.
Social standing
Status nobility
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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