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Floor slab of Hette van Dekema and Reinske van Camstra

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 225
Name Floor slab of Hette van Dekema and Reinske van Camstra
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Jelsum, Dekema State
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with two central compartments in which a coat of arms under an arch, an inscribed banderole held by putti at the top, an inscription and plant motifs along the edge, and quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Gerbren de beeldsnijder
  • Benedictus Gerbrants
Original institution(s)
Original institution [191] Franciscanen (Galilea) (Convent of Franciscan Friars (Galilea)), Leeuwarden
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Reinske had stipulated in her will that she wanted to be buried in this church, next to her husband
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(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 originally located in the chapel/church of the convent, the Galileërkerk (Church of Galilea)
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Hette Dekama (Hette van Dekema) and Reinsk Camstra (Reinske van Camstra)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [247] Reinsk Camstra (Reinske van Camstra) (female)
  • [246] Hette Dekama (Hette van Dekema) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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 Complete
Condition Good condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The slab weighs ca. 1100 kilogram
Provenance
Provenance Galileërkerk (Church of Galilea), Leeuwarden; the enclosed garden of the Kanselarij (Chancellery) - the later Fries Museum - Leeuwarden, after the demolition of the church in 1940; Dekema State, Jelsum, since the summer of 2013
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Horst, Suzanne van der, Oude grafzerk krijgt plek op Dekema State, Leeuwarder Courant 6 July 2013 (), , 40
  • Leeman, Fred; Vos, Rik, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 138
  • Vos, Rik, Grafzerken in Friesland, Monumenten 15 (1994), 16-19, 16-17
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 511
  • 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 [225] Floor slab of Hette van Dekema and Reinske van Camstra

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with two central compartments in which a coat of arms under an arch, an inscribed banderole held by putti at the top, an inscription and plant motifs along the edge, and quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1535
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Jelsum, Dekema State
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections on loan from the Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Gerbren de beeldsnijder
Attribution
  • style
Specification
Assignment
Role not specified
Specification
Additional remarks Gerbren de beeldsnijder made the upper part, his son Benedictus Gerbrants the part below
Identity
Name Benedictus Gerbrants
Attribution
  • style
Specification
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks Gerbren de beeldsnijder made the upper part, his son Benedictus Gerbrants the part below
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry central field, upper compartment
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: two fleurs de lys in pale (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: twee lelies boven elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant lion (helmteken: een uitkomende leeuw)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Two putti
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Dekema
Person details
Person details
  • [246] Hette Dekama (Hette van Dekema) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry central field, lower compartment
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 per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: a comb, a six-pointed star and a wheel in pale (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een kam, een zespuntige ster en een rad boven elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant unicorn (helmteken: een uitkomende eenhoorn)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
Specification Two human(?) figures
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Camstra
Person details
Person details
  • [247] Reinsk Camstra (Reinske van Camstra) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: two fleurs de lys in pale (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: twee lelies boven elkaar)
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 Dekema
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fleur de lys (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 Hoxwier
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The shields in the lower corners may have been swapped
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: a comb, a six-pointed star and a wheel in pale (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een kam, een zespuntige ster en een rad boven elkaar)
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 Camstra
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: per fess, A: a decrescent, to the sinister two stars in pale; B: three scallop shells, 2-1 (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: doorsneden, A: een omgewende wassenaar links vergezeld van twee sterren boven elkaar; B: drie St. Jacobsschelpen, 2-1)
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 Hottinga
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The shields in the lower corners may have been swapped

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the banderole at the top of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Transcription not (yet) known; the inscription is illegible from the photo
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 Hier leit begraven den erbaren, gueden herscip Hette Dekama ende sterf anno XVc ende XXII, den XXsten dach septembr. Anno XVc XLIX, den IIII augusti, sterf die eerbare vrow Reinsk Camstra, sijn huisvrow.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the honourable, good lord Hette van Dekema and died in the year 1522, on the 20th day of September. In the year 1549, on the 4th of August, died the honourable lady Reinske van Camstra, his wife.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [247] Reinsk Camstra (Reinske van Camstra) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [246] Hette Dekama (Hette van Dekema) (male)
Sex male
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)
  • flowers/plants
  • banderole(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a Gothic arch (upper compartment) and a semi-circular Renaissance arch (lower compartment); two putti supporting a banderole (top); plants and floral motifs (edges); quatrefoils decorated with fleurs de lys (corners)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 246
Personal details
Name Hette Dekama (Hette van Dekema)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1522/09/20
Additional remarks Son of Juw (Julius) van Dekema and Catryn van Hottinga. Hette was married to Reinske van Camstra, with whom he had six children. In the wintertime, the couple lived in Leeuwarden; in the summertime, they lived in Weidum. Hette owned many properties. Through his wife, he came into the possession of 'Camstra state', in Jelsum, which later became known as 'Dekema state'. Both Hette and Reinske were buried in the Galileërkerk (Church of Galilea) in Leeuwarden.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
  • according to literature
Specification His name is included in a list of Frisian noblemen of 1505. Hette was 'grietman' (mayor/judge) of the former municipality of Baarderadeel until his death in 1522.
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 247
Personal details
Name Reinsk Camstra (Reinske van Camstra)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1549/08/04
Additional remarks Daughter of Rienck van Camstra and Gerlant van Hoxwier. Reinske was married to Hette van Dekema with whom she had six children. In the wintertime, the couple lived in Leeuwarden; in the summertime, they lived in Weidum. Reinske did not remarry after the death of her husband in 1522. Instead, she and her children moved to her father's estate 'Camstra state' in Jelsum, which later became known as 'Dekema state'. Both Hette and Reinske were buried in the Galileërkerk (Church of Galilea) in Leeuwarden.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
  • according to literature
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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