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Floor slab of Rickman Wolfs and his wife Grete, and possibly a son

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1918
Name Floor slab of Rickman Wolfs and his wife Grete, and possibly a son
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Steenwijk, Grote of St. Clemenskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a central field in which an effaced shield, an inscription in a text field, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [481] Grote of St. Clemenskerk (St Clemens's Church), Steenwijk
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The slab was discovered in 1965?
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. • 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 Rickman Wolfs and his wife Grete, and possibly a son
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4107] Rickman Wolfs (male)
  • [4108] Grete (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification
Additional remarks An inscription has been added for Matys Rickmans who died in 1615. Possibly he was a son of the couple
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 gray stone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 202 x 114 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is worn and damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • heraldry removed
Specification heraldry removed from the central field; inscription added for Matys Rickmans who died in 1615 (text field)
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
SKKN inv. no. 10655-14, photo no. 50.824.3
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised no.: 110

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1918] Floor slab of Rickman Wolfs and his wife Grete, and possibly a son

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a central field in which an effaced shield, an inscription in a text field, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 202 x 114 x 0
Date
Year 1553
Specified date 1553/07/24
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Grete died first, in 1553
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Steenwijk, Grote of St. Clemenskerk
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 nave, on the east side
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 inside the central field
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced. Possibly a springing animal: a wolf? (Uitgekapt. Mogelijk een springend dier: een wolf?)
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 inside the quatrefoils in the corners (four shields)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield No description available (Geen beschrijving beschikbaar)
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 along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription In jaer Ons Heren 1574, den 11 juli, starff Rickman Wolfs in den heren. Anno 1553, den 24 juli, starf Grete zin huisvrou, hier begrave.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1574, on July 11, Rickman Wolfs died in the Lord. In the year 1553, on July 24, died Grete his wife, buried here.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4107] Rickman Wolfs (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4108] Grete (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4107
Personal details
Name Rickman Wolfs
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1574/07/11
Additional remarks He was married to Grete
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 4108
Personal details
Name Grete
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1553/07/24
Additional remarks She was married to Rickman Wolfs
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
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