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Floor slab of Epe Hessels van Jongema and Epe Epes van Walta

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 115
Name Floor slab of Epe Hessels van Jongema and Epe Epes van Walta
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Bozum, St. Martinuskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with an inscription along the edge, an inscription across the lower section, a coat of arms above which has partly been replaced by a later inscription, and square medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Benedictus Gerbrants
Original institution(s)
Original institution [205] St. Martinuskerk (St Martin's Church), Bozum
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The Van Walta family lived on the Walta stins (estate) in the village of Bozum. More members of the family were buried in this church.
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the choir
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 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. • No information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Epe Hessels van Jongema and Epe Epes van Walta
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [294] Epo Epa Bosum soen (Epe Epes van Walta) (male)
  • [106] Epe Hessels van Jongema (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification father and son
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 226 x 116 x 0
Completeness Largely complete: minor losses in the corners
Condition Poor: badly worn, broken and cracked
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • heraldry removed
Specification The crest of the coat of arms has been removed and replaced by an inscription in italics to pastor Nicolaas Jan Smetlach, who died on 8 August 1826.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Kolman, Chris; Broekhoven, Sabine; Ginkel-Meester, Saskia van; Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Fryslân, Friesland (Zeist/Zwolle 2000), 85
  • Ligtenberg, Raphael, Grafzerken der XVIe eeuw in Friesland ( 1915), 8, iv
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 117
  • 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. 8245-19
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The Fries Museum in Leeuwarden is in possession of an unfinished drawing of the slab

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [115] Floor slab of Epe Hessels van Jongema and Epe Epes van Walta

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an inscription along the edge, an inscription across the lower section, a coat of arms above which has partly been replaced by a later inscription, and square medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 226 x 116 x 0
Date
Year 1541
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification On the slab: 'B 1541 G'
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Bozum, St. Martinuskerk
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 choir, in the east
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Benedictus Gerbrants
Attribution
  • signature
Specification On the slab: 'B 1541 G'
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 of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Early renaissance or late gothic shield
Description of the shield Worn away
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) The crest has been removed and replaced by an inscription
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 Hier leit b[egraven] [...] Hessel soen [...] iaer Ons Heren [...], op Sinte Andreas aeve. Bid foer die ziel om Gods wil.
Translation
English translation Here lies b[uried] [...] , son of Hessel, [...] year of Our Lord [...] , on the eve of the feast of Saint Andrew. Pray for the soul for God's sake.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [106] Epe Hessels van Jongema (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The eve of the feast of Saint Andrew is November 29
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the lower section of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Epa Epa Bosum soen sterf anno 1536 den 2 dach februarij.
Translation
English translation Epe, son of Epe from Bosum, died in the year 1536 on the 2nd day of February.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [294] Epo Epa Bosum soen (Epe Epes van Walta) (male)
Sex male
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)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) square medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 106
Personal details
Name Epe Hessels van Jongema
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1489/11/29
Additional remarks Son of Hessel Aedes van Jongema and Jel Epesdr Harinxma. Epe was married to Jouck van Walta, with whom he had at least four sons, Aggo, Pier, Syds and Epe, some of whom carry the surname of their mother.
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 294
Personal details
Name Epo Epa Bosum soen (Epe Epes van Walta)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1536/02/02
Additional remarks Also known as Epe Epes van Jongema. Son of Epe Hessels van Jongema and Jouck van Walta, and brother of Pier van Walta. He lived in Bozum.
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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