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Floor slab of Taecke van Walta

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 116
Name Floor slab of Taecke 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 effaced allied arms held by figures flanking a chalice under a trefoil arch in the centre, a cartouche with inscription below, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with effaced coats of arms 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 memorial object is still in the original institution
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
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. Taecke held a prebend there.
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Tako (Taecke) van Walta
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [107] Tako (Taecke) van Walta (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 255 x 141 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the lower left corner is missing
Condition In reasonable condition. Breaks at the bottom.
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
  • Leeman, Fred; Vos, Rik, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 144
  • Roemeling, O.D.J., Heiligen en Heren. Studies over het parochiewezen in het Noorden van Nederland vóór 1600 (Leeuwarden 2013); Appx. 1, p. 145
  • Steensma, Regnerus, De iconografie van de laatmiddeleeuwse Friese priesterzerken, De vrije Fries 88 (2008), 65-86, 69
  • Stenvert, Ronald; Broekhoven, Sabine; Ginkel-Meester, Saskia van; Kolman, Chris, Monumenten in Nederland, Fryslân, Friesland (Zeist/Zwolle 2000), 85
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 118
  • 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. 8245-22 (1991)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [116] Floor slab of Taecke van Walta

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with effaced allied arms held by figures flanking a chalice under a trefoil arch in the centre, a cartouche with inscription below, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with effaced coats of arms in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 255 x 141 x 0
Date
Year 1544
Specified date 1544/03/26
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 west
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Benedictus Gerbrants
Attribution
  • style
Specification stylistic similarities with MeMO Memorial Object IDs 113 and 114
Assignment
Role not specified
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation The slab is similar to the slabs of other members of the Van Walta family in the same church, see MeMO Memorial Object IDs 113 and 114
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, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced; originally per pale (uitgehakt; oorspronkelijk gedeeld)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a swan's head and neck (helmteken: een zwanenkop en -hals)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
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 centre, on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced; originally per pale (uitgehakt; oorspronkelijk gedeeld)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
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 quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
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 lower left corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield missing (ontbrekend)
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
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 Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant lion (helmteken: een uitkomende leeuw)
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 Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: five(?) feathers (helmteken: vijf(?) 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

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
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1544 26 Martii obiit venerabilis ac nobilis dominus [...W]alta, prebendarius in Bosum.
Translation
English translation In the year 1544 on March 26 died the venerable and noble sir [...] van Walta, prebendary in Bozum.
Dutch translation In het jaar 1544 op 26 maart stierf de eerbiedwaardige en eervolle heer [...] van Walta, prebendaris te Bozum.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [107] Tako (Taecke) van Walta (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The now illegible first name (Tako/Taecke) is known from the inscription in the cartouche, in which the first name is also mentioned
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in a cartouche in the lower section of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Walta Tako cultor divini numinis ingens / mortuus hoc tumulo corpus inane teget.
Translation
English translation Taecke van Walta, great priest of God, has died. He covers his lifeless body with this gravestone.
Dutch translation Taecke van Walta, groot priester van God, is overleden en onder deze grafsteen verbergt hij zijn levenloze lichaam.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [107] Tako (Taecke) van Walta (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 on a banderole below the allied arms in the centre
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription D[...]s [...]
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn

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
  • architectural decorations
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • flowers/plants
  • fruit
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • banderole(s)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Two columns surmounted by a trefoil arch, which has foliage, fruit, scrollwork and putti in the top. Foliage, fruit, putti and vases in the spandrels. A chalice with banderole flanking two human figures below the allied arms in the centre. A cartouche decorated with foliage, scrollwork and animal feet, between two columns.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 107
Personal details
Name Tako (Taecke) van Walta
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1544/03/26
Additional remarks Son of Agge van Walta and Fedt Taeckesdr van Hermana. He bought a house in Sneek on 1539/02/12.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification Taeke van Walta was a prebendary in Bozum
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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