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Floor slab of Wyllem Ubbena

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 16
Name Floor slab of Wyllem Ubbena
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Bierum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with inscriptions and heraldry
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [65] St. Sebastianuskerk (St Sebastian's Church), Bierum
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Several members of the Ubbena family lived in Bierum
Still in original institution? probably 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 didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks Inscription and/or decoration 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 Wyllem Ubbena
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [14] Wyllem Ubbena (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 Sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 235 x 117 x 0
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Alma, Redmer, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; 296
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, deel VI De Provincie Groningen, eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 39
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 101; no. 296
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [16] Floor slab of Wyllem Ubbena

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with inscriptions and heraldry
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 235 x 117 x 0
Date
Year 1539
Specified date 1539/08/12
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Bierum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
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 bottom right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield per fess, a lion over all (doorsneden en over alles heen een leeuw) (Ubbena)
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 centre slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield per fess, over all a lion (doorsneden en over alles heen een leeuw, maar zonder snijlijn) (Ubbena)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a peacock's tail (helmteken: een pauwenstaart = Ubbena)
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 bottom left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fess with three roses, between seven lozenges, 4-3 (een dwarsbalk beladen met drie [zilveren] rozen naast elkaar, de dwarsbalk vergezeld boven en beneden van drie of vier aaneengesloten en aanstotende ruiten (Coninck of Van Ballen))
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 top right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fess with three roses, between seven (?) conjoined lozenges, 4-3 (een dwarsbalk beladen met drie zilveren rozen naast elkaar, de dwarsbalk vergezeld boven en beneden van drie of vier aaneengesloten en aanstotende ruiten (Coninck of Van Ballen))
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 top left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield per fess, over all a lion (doorsneden en over alles heen een leeuw (Ubbena))
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

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the edge?
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription In den jaren Ons Hern XV en XXXIX, dem XIIsten dach augusti, doe storf dye erbar Wyllem Ubbena, kanselar to Oestreslandt, dem Godt ghenadych.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1539, on the 12th day of August, died the honourable Wyllem Ubbena, chancellor in the area of Oestreslandt, to whom God be merciful.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [14] Wyllem Ubbena (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
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Pallida mors aequo pulsat pede pauperum tabernas / regumque turres.
Translation
English translation Pale Death with impartial foot (i.e. indiscriminately) knocks at the cottages of the poor and at the towers of kings.
Dutch translation De bleekmakende Dood klopt met gelijke voet op de hutten van de armen en op de torens van koningen.
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quotation from Horace, Odes, 1.4.13-14.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 14
Personal details
Name Wyllem Ubbena
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1539
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification He was a legal executive in the area of Oestreslandt
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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