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Floor slab of Eelck van Ockinga and Eelck van Juwsma

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1324
Name Floor slab of Eelck van Ockinga and Eelck van Juwsma
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Wirdum, 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 effaced coat of arms and a small cartouche under a Renaissance arch in the centre, a text field below, an inscription along the edge, and medallions with human heads in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [559] St. Martinuskerk (St Martin's Church), Wirdum
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
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)
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: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Eelck van Ockinga and Eelck van Juwsma
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3273] Eelck Ockaema (Eelck van Ockinga) (female)
  • [7423] Eelck Iou Iousma dochter (Eelck Juws van Juwsma) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification mother and daughter
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Part of the upper right corner does not appear to be original (restored)
Condition The slab is worn: the inscriptions are hard to read. A diagonal break in the lower half.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldry has been effaced
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 916; no. 6835
  • 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

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1324] Floor slab of Eelck van Ockinga and Eelck van Juwsma

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an effaced coat of arms and a small cartouche under a Renaissance arch in the centre, a text field below, an inscription along the edge, and medallions with human heads in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1548
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification date given in the small cartouche under the arch
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Wirdum, St. Martinuskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
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 Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced but still recognisable: per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: per fess, A: three fleurs-de-lys(?), 2-1; B: three scallop shells, 2-1 (uitgehakt maar nog herkenbaar: gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: doorsneden, A: drie lelies(?), 2-1; B: drie St. Jacobsschelpen, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant angel (helmkroon: een uitkomende engel)
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 Ockinga
Person details
Person details
  • [3273] Eelck Ockaema (Eelck van Ockinga) (female)
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 text field at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno M Vc X[.]II den [...]ten dach ianuarius sterf Eelck Io[u] Iousma dochter.
Translation
English translation In the year 15[..] the [...]th day of January died Eelck, daughter of Juw van Juwsma.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [7424] Iou Iousma (Juw van Juwsma) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [7423] Eelck Iou Iousma dochter (Eelck Juws van Juwsma) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This is a more complete transcription than the one published by De Walle (2007).
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 M Vc XXXIIIJ den XXten dach ianuarius sterf die eerbaere vrow Eelck Ockaema [...] begraven.
Translation
English translation In the year 1534 the 20th day of January died the honourable woman Eelck van Ockema [...] buried.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [3273] Eelck Ockaema (Eelck van Ockinga) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The last names Ock(a)ema and Ockinga were used interchangeably. This is a more complete transcription than the one published by De Walle (2007).

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
  • architectural decorations
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • garland(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Two columns/pillars surmounted by an arch. Garlands of foliage in the top of the arch. Medallions with human heads in the corners.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3273
Personal details
Name Eelck Ockaema (Eelck van Ockinga)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1534/01/20
Additional remarks Daughter of Pieter van Ockinga and N.N. van Donia. Eelck was the first wife of Juw van Juwsma, with whom she had at least one child, a daughter named Eelck. The last names Ock(a)ema and Ockinga were used interchangeably.
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 7423
Personal details
Name Eelck Iou Iousma dochter (Eelck Juws van Juwsma)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Daughter of Juw van Juwsma and Eelck van Ockinga. Eelck died in the month of January in an unknown year.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7424
Personal details
Name Iou Iousma (Juw van Juwsma)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1541
Additional remarks Son of Oene van Juwsma and Lisck van Harinxma. He originated from Wirdum. Juw was married to 1) Eelck van Ockinga, with whom he had at least one child, a daughter named Eelck, and 2) Mary van Tjaerda. Juw owned property in Leeuwarden, Wirdum and Wartena.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification included in a list of Frisian noblemen (1505/01/05)
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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