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Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture of Harmen Zelle

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1841
Name Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture of Harmen Zelle
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Kampen, Bovenkerk (Nederlands Hervormde Kerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture with a memorial text
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [4] St. Nicolaaskerk (Bovenkerk) (St Nicholas's Church), Kampen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
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) The memorial piece was located near the grave, see Inscriptions
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions: a religious image may be missing
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Harmen Zelle
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3960] Harmen Zelle (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
Completeness Incomplete: the shape of the tablet suggests that it was originally surmounted by a religious image.
Condition The tablet is in reasonable 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
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Overijssel (Utrecht 1925), 152, 291
  • Schilder, Kees, Inventaris van de zerken in de Bovenkerk (Kampen 1988), 127; no. 632
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks According to Bloys van Treslong Prins (1925), a cast of the memorial piece is in the possession of the city archives of Kampen

Single piece (front) of [1841] Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture of Harmen Zelle

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture with a memorial text
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1539
Specified date 1539/05/07
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Kampen, Bovenkerk (Nederlands Hervormde Kerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tablet is located in a wall of the portal of the tower
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the tablet
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer Ons Heren 1539, de soevenden dach in de mey, sterff heer Harmen Zelle, hier begraven. Bidt God voor de ziel.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1539, on the 7th day in May, died sir Harmen Zelle, buried here. Pray God for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [3960] Harmen Zelle (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3960
Personal details
Name Harmen Zelle
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1539/05/07
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification served the choir of the Bovenkerk in Kampen (1505-1508); parish priest (1530); dean of the St. Antoniuskapel (chapel of St Anthony) (1535)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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