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Floor slab of Worp van Juckema and Anna van Mockema, and family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 112
Name Floor slab of Worp van Juckema and Anna van Mockema, and family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Boksum, Margarethakerk
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 and a skull under Renaissance architecture showing an astronomer and two female figures, a cartouche with inscription at the bottom, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with effaced allied arms in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Pieter Dircks
Original institution(s)
Original institution [194] St. Margarethakerk (St Margaret's Church), Boksum
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated couple lived on the Oedtsmastate, an estate in Boksum
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) The father of Worp was also buried in this church
Additional remarks
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.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Werp (Worp) van Juckema and Anna van Mockema, and family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [100] Werp (Worp) van Juckema (male)
  • [101] Anna van Mockema (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification a married couple with extended family
Additional remarks An inscription added for the couple's granddaughter, Anna van Juckema, who died after 1580
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
Completeness Complete
Condition In fair condition, apart from the heraldry. Some damages.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Inscription added along the left edge for the couple's granddaughter, Anna van Juckema, who died in 1606. All of the heraldry has been hacked away.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Ginkel-Meester, Saskia van; Kolman, Chris; Stenvert, Ronald; Broekhoven, Sabine, Monumenten in Nederland, Frysl├ón, Friesland (Zeist/Zwolle 2000), 86
  • Ligtenberg, Raphael, Grafzerken der XVIe eeuw in Friesland ( 1915), 17
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 115
  • Wierstra, Simon, Genealogische bestanden van de oude Friese adel en aanverwante families tot 1800, http://www.simonwierstra.nl/index6.htm
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The Fries Museum in Leeuwarden is in possession of a drawing of the slab

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [112] Floor slab of Worp van Juckema and Anna van Mockema, and family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with effaced allied arms and a skull under Renaissance architecture showing an astronomer and two female figures, a cartouche with inscription at the bottom, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with effaced allied arms in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1561
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification At the top of the slab: 'P 1561 D'
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Boksum, Margarethakerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Pieter Dircks
Attribution
  • signature
Specification At the top of the slab: 'P 1561 D'
Assignment
Role not specified
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 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: unknown (helmteken: onbekend)
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 left corner, inside a roundel
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: unknown (helmteken: onbekend)
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 roundel
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: three feathers (helmteken: drie 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 upper right corner, inside a roundel
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: unknown (helmteken: onbekend)
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 roundel
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: unknown (helmteken: onbekend)
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 in a cartouche at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Bis tria lustra super natus tres Verpius annos / Iuccama gentis obit nobile stemma suae / ingenii praestans. Iucunda mathemata norat / pendebatque suo speque fideque Deo.
Translation
English translation Twice three lustres and three (=33) years old, Worp van Juckema has died, the wreath of his own noble family, outstanding in his nature. He knew cheerful science and resigned himself to hope and faith in his God.
Dutch translation Tweemaal drie lustra en drie (=33) jaren oud, is Worp van Juckema gestorven, de krans van zijn eigen voorname geslacht, uitblinkend in zijn aard. Hij kende vrolijke wetenschappen en hij berustte op hoop en vertrouwen op zijn God.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Italic type
Inscription mentioning
Name [100] Werp (Worp) van Juckema (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 along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1560 den 9n februar, sterf den eedelen, erentvesten Werp van Juckama, 33 jaer oldt. Anna van Mockema, zijn wijfs, den 5 Xbris 1585 ende Anna van Juckema hun kints kint, sterf den 26 octobris anno 1606, olt 20 jaer.
Translation
English translation In the year 1560 the 9th February, died the noble, honourable Worp van Juckema, 33 years old. Anna van Mockema, his wife, the 5th December 1585 and Anna van Juckema, their child's child, died the 26th October in the year 1606, 20 years old.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [101] Anna van Mockema (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [100] Werp (Worp) van Juckema (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [6930] Anna van Juckema (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • utensils
  • draperies
  • allegorical figures
  • architectural decorations
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Claudius Ptolemy (Ptolemaeus), Greek astronomer, mathematician, geographer and astrologer, depicted in a niche at the top which also shows the sun and the moon and measuring instruments. The two female figures in the side niches have not yet been identified; perhaps they are allegorical figures.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories Mortality of mankind: a skull below the central allied arms
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 100
Personal details
Name Werp (Worp) van Juckema
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1527
Year/date of death 1560/02/09
Additional remarks Worp was a son of Wytze van Juckema tot Oedtsma and Ynts van Feytsma. Most likely a practitioner of the exact sciences (astronomy?), based on the decorations on his floor slab. He was married to Anna van Mockema, with whom he had two sons: Lieuwe and Worp. The family lived on the Oedtsmastate, an estate in Boksum.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
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 101
Personal details
Name Anna van Mockema
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1585/12/05
Additional remarks Anna was a daughter of Ernst van Mockema and Anna Hessels Foppinga. She was married to Worp van Juckema, with whom she had two sons: Lieuwe and Worp. The family lived on the Oedtsmastate, an estate in Boksum.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6930
Personal details
Name Anna van Juckema
Sex female
Year/date of birth ca.1586
Year/date of death 1606/10/26
Additional remarks Anna was a daughter of Lieuwe van Juckema and Tietke van Burmania. Granddaughter of Worp van Juckema and Anna van Mockema.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
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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