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Floor slab of Evert Jarges

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 26
Name Floor slab of Evert Jarges
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Groningen, Martinikerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with brass inlay, heraldry, a chalice and host (removed), and a brass plate with an inscription
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [35] St. Martinikerk (St Martin's Church), Groningen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Everhardus Jarghes was a priest of this church
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Everhardus Jarghes (Evert Jarges)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [26] Everhardus Jarghes (Evert Jarges) (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
  • brass (copper alloy)
Specification Sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 265 x 134 x 0
Completeness The brass inlay of the chalice has been removed for iconoclastic reasons
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • decoration(s) removed
Specification The brass plate with the chalice and host has been removed
Additional remarks The letters on the brass plate are raised and not incised, which suggests that the plate was cast from a mould.
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Alma, Redmer, Een rondgang langs de grafzerken in het koor van de Martinikerk, Groninger kerken 28 (2011), 62-69, 63
  • Alma, Redmer, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; 343
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 111; no. 343
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 101
Other documentation
SKKN inventory nr. 717-66
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [26] Floor slab of Evert Jarges

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with brass inlay: heraldry, a chalice and host (removed) and a plate with an inscription
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 265 x 134 x 0
Date
Year 1535
Specified date 1535/07/17
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Groningen, Martinikerk
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 choir 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 on the left
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 eight roses in orle, in an inescutcheon the initial H (acht rozen, zoomsgewijs geplaatst, in een hartschild de letter H)
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 Jarges
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Various suggestions have been made as to what the letter H refers to: 1) The name Jarges was originally spelled as Hiarich or Hiarch. 2) According to a legend, the English King Henry knighted an ancestor of the Jarges family in the Holy Land (hence the H of Henry).
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the right
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: a demi eagle; II: a fess (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een dwarsbalk)
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 Sickinghe
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the rectangular brass
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini 1535 ipso die Alexii confessoris migravit e vita magnificus, spectateque virtutis magister Everhardus Jarghes, legum doctor, huius ecclesie curatus et rector, anno eius cure 34, cuius ossa hoc saxo clauduntur. Anima eius requiescat in pace.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1535 on the feastday of St Alexius Confessor [i.e. 17 July] departed from this life the magnificent master Everhardus Jarghes of excellent virtue, doctor of canon and civil law, curate (parish priest) and rector of this church, in the 34th year of his curacy, whose bones are enclosed under this stone. May his soul rest in peace.
Dutch translation In het jaar Ons Heren 1535 op de dag van Sint Alexius de Belijder [= 17 juli] stierf de roemrijke meester Evert Jarges van voortreffelijke deugd, doctor in beide rechten, cureit (pastoor) en rector van deze kerk, in het 34ste jaar van zijn ambt, wiens botten onder deze steen besloten zijn. Zijn ziel ruste in vrede.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [26] Everhardus Jarghes (Evert Jarges) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The letters on the brass plate are raised and not incised, which suggests that the plate was cast from a mould.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Above the rectangular brass plate with inscription a chalice and host (between two brass heraldic shields). Only the indent now remains.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 26
Personal details
Name Everhardus Jarghes (Evert Jarges)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1535
Additional remarks Son of Coppen Jarges and Ide Sickinghe
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification curate and rector of the Martinikerk (St Martin's Church) in Groningen
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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