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Floor slab of Helena Heymans and her brother

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 210
Name Floor slab of Helena Heymans and her brother
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a centrally placed oval in which a putto resting on a skull, an inscription above with a heraldic shield on either side, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [190] Dominicanen (Jacopijnen) (Convent of Dominican Friars (Jacopijnen)), Leeuwarden
Arguments
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)
Additional remarks The slab was located under the church pew of the Carelson and Sminia families (register of the graves in 1800)
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) 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 Helena Heymans and her brother
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [234] Helena Heymans (female)
  • [6538] [...] Heymans (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification sister and brother
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 Namur stone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 87 x 57 x 0
Completeness Largely complete
Condition Good condition, with slight damages
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Engels, M.H.H.; Dolk, W., Grote of Jacobijner Kerk, grafregister 1768 - ca. 1800, http://home.online.nl/m.bourgonjen/GroteKerk/grafregister.htm#p; 093 regel 14, G 60
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 519
Other documentation
Register: number 60. Inventory drs. E. Makkes van der Deijl-Stam: number 111.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [210] Floor slab of Helena Heymans and her brother

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a centrally placed oval in which a putto resting on a skull, an inscription above with a heraldic shield on either side, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 87 x 57 x 0
Date
Year 1577
Specified date 1577/04/11
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Helena died in 1577, her brother in 1575
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
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 of the church (regel 14), to the west of the liturgical centre
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 at the upper left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: a lion; II: three bars (gedeeld, I: een leeuw; II: drie dwarsbalken)
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 at the upper 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 per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: per fess, A: two acorns in fess; B: a fleur de lys (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: doorsneden, A: twee eikels naast elkaar; B: een lelie)
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 in the centre, above the putto
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Homo bulla.
Translation
English translation Man is a bubble.
Dutch translation De mens is een zeepbel.
Lay–out
Lay-out lower case with capitals
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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 Domini 1577, den 11 aprilis, sterf Helena Heymans, alhier bij haren broeder (die gestorven is den 10 marty anno 1575) begraven, wijes zielen Godt genadich zy.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1577, the 11th April, died Helena Heymans, buried here with her brother (who has died the 10th March in the year 1575), on whose souls God have mercy.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [6538] [...] Heymans (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [234] Helena Heymans (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

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
  • draperies
  • allegorical motifs
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A putto resting on a skull, representing 'Homo bulla'
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 234
Personal details
Name Helena Heymans
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1577/04/11
Additional remarks She had a brother. According to Bourgonjen: probably young children of Mathys Heymans and Tincke van der Haule, daughter of Eelco van der Haule and Ansck van Auckama.
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 6538
Personal details
Name [...] Heymans
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1575/03/10
Additional remarks Brother of Helena Heymans. According to Bourgonjen: probably young children of Mathys Heymans and Tincke van der Haule, daughter of Eelco van der Haule and Ansck van Auckama.
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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