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Floor slab of Sjoerd Wybes and Frans Sjoerds

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 295
Name Floor slab of Sjoerd Wybes and Frans Sjoerds
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Bolsward, Martinikerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with inscriptions and allied arms hanging from a branch in the central field, a worn inscription along the edge, and medallions with the Ages of Man in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [665] Grote of St. Martinuskerk (Martinikerk) (St Martin's Church (Martinikerk)), Bolsward
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Stone slabs that are incised with Arabic numerals originate from the Martinikerk
Still in original institution? yes
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) Over time, many slabs were relocated within the church
Additional remarks The Martinikerk houses floor slabs that originate from three different churches: the Martinikerk and the Broerekerk in Bolsward (the latter was destroyed by fire in 1980) and the former Elandskerk in Amsterdam.
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: 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’. • 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 Sioerdt Wybes (Sjoerd Wybes) and Frans Siuerdzoon (Frans Sjoerds)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [412] Frans Siuerdzoon (Frans Sjoerds) (male)
  • [413] Sioerdt Wybes (Sjoerd Wybes) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification The patronimic of Frans suggests that he was the son of Sjoerd
Additional remarks Due to wear, it is unknown who is/are commemorated in the inscription along the edge
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 227 x 131 x 0
Completeness
Condition The slab is damaged and badly worn: the inscription along the edge is illegible.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification 'Bockema' added in the central field: in 1671 the slab is recorded as belonging to 'Boccama'.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Martinikerk Bolsward, Graven in de Martinikerk, http://martinikerkbolsward.nl/martinikerk/gravenindemartinikerk; Section 8, number 1
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 73
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 8833-2
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 80

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [295] Floor slab of Sjoerd Wybes and Frans Sjoerds

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with inscriptions and allied arms hanging from a branch in the central field, a worn inscription along the edge, and medallions with the Ages of Man in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 227 x 131 x 0
Date
Year 1573
Specified date 1573/12/07
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification only legible date of death given on the slab
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Bolsward, Martinikerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility The slab is partly hidden
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the south aisle
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The slab is very similar to MeMO Memorial Object ID 306, also in Bolsward
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 field, left shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away or effaced; a mark or letters? (afgesleten of uitgehakt; een merk of letters?)
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 Hanging from a branch
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 in the central field, right shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away or effaced; a mark or letters? (afgesleten of uitgehakt; een merk of letters?)
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 Hanging from a branch
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 along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn away
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription below the allied arms
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier is begraven Frans Siuerdzoon, sterf den 27 marsy anno [...].
Translation
English translation Here is buried Frans Sjoerds, died on the 27th of March in the year [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [412] Frans Siuerdzoon (Frans Sjoerds) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription above the allied arms
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1573, den [7e des]ember, sterf den eersa[men] Sioerdt Wybes, hier [...] begraven.
Translation
English translation In the year 1573, on the 7th of December, died the honourable Sjoerd Wybes, buried [...] here.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [413] Sioerdt Wybes (Sjoerd Wybes) (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)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • allegorical figures
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) The Ages of Man inside floral medallions in the corners, with a skull and bone in the upper right corner
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 412
Personal details
Name Frans Siuerdzoon (Frans Sjoerds)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Son of Sjoerd Wybes? He died on March 27, 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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 413
Personal details
Name Sioerdt Wybes (Sjoerd Wybes)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1573/12/07
Additional remarks Father of Frans Sjoerds?
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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