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Floor slab of Claes Wierts and another person

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 23
Name Floor slab of Claes Wierts and another person
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Garnwerd, St. Ludgerkerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield inside a round medallion in the centre, a skull below, an inscription along the edge, and medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [81] St. Ludgeruskerk (St Ludger's Church), Garnwerd
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)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • The inscription(s) (contents and/or composition), and/or the short period between the dates of death, suggest a relationship between the commemorated persons, see Commemorated party. • 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 Claes Wierts and another person
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6225] a person related to Claes Wierts (unknown)
  • [5763] Claes Wierts (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons unknown
Relation specification The composition of the inscription suggests a relationship, but its nature is unknown
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 197 x 138 x 0
Completeness Losses to the corners, esp. at the bottom
Condition Worn
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; no. 321
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 105, 933; no. 321
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 90
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 710-8
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [23] Floor slab of Claes Wierts and another person

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield inside a round medallion in the centre, a skull below, an inscription along the edge, and medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 197 x 138 x 0
Date
Year 1524
Specified date 1524/11/30
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Garnwerd, St. Ludgerkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located against a wall in the hall of the church
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 in the central medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Tournament shield
Specification
Description of the shield a mark (een merk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Suspended from a guige/belt
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Pathuis (1977): mark number 36 (p. 933)

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 [...] op Sunte Dionisi dach [...] hie starf anno D[= M?] Vc XXIIII op Sint [Andreas?] [...] Claes Wierts.
Translation
English translation [...] on the day of St Dionysius [...] he died on [the day of St Andrew?] 1524 [...] Claes Wierts.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [5763] Claes Wierts (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The feast of St Dionysius (Denis) is celebrated on 9 October; the feast of St Andrew on 30 November

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • evangelist symbols
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) scrollwork with leaves/flowers surrounding the central medallion; a skull below; medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5763
Personal details
Name Claes Wierts
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1524/11/30
Additional remarks
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 6225
Personal details
Name a person related to Claes Wierts
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks According to Pathuis (1977), this person died on 9 October in an unknown year
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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