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Floor slab of Eppo tho Nansum

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 29
Name Floor slab of Eppo tho Nansum
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Holwierde, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with heraldry in the central field, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [85] St. Stevenskerk (St Stephen's Church), Holwierde
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The Tho Nansum family lived in a house to the east of Holwierde
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
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; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks 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 Otto van Nanszum (Eppo tho Nansum)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [29] Otto van Nanszum (Eppo tho Nansum) (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
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 208 x 110 x 0
Completeness
Condition The slab is very badly damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Alma, Redmer, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; 373
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, deel VI De Provincie Groningen, eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 48
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 116-117; no. 373
Other documentation
SKKN inventory nr. 14.441-14
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [29] Floor slab of Eppo tho Nansum

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with heraldry in the central field, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 208 x 110 x 0
Date
Year 1475
Specified date 1475/??/??
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Holwierde, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
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 The heraldic shields at the bottom are not legible

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry central field
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 a contourny armed knight riding a horse and brandishing a sword (een omgewende geharnaste ridder te paard, een zwaard zwaaiend)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant armed man, brandishing a sword above his helmet (helmteken: een uitkomende geharnaste man, een zwaard zwaaiend boven zijn helm)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification two lions (twee leeuwen)
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Tho Nansum
Person details
Person details
  • [29] Otto van Nanszum (Eppo tho Nansum) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry top left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield a contourny armed knight riding a horse and brandishing a sword (een omgewende geharnaste ridder te paard, een zwaard zwaaiend)
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 Tho Nansum
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 top right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield a tree (een boom)
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 probably along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] erentfeste [...] Otto van Nanszum [...].
Translation
English translation [...] honourable [...] Otto tho Nansum [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Cursive Roman manjuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [29] Otto van Nanszum (Eppo tho Nansum) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 29
Personal details
Name Otto van Nanszum (Eppo tho Nansum)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1475
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
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