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Floor slab of Johan Gratema

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 31
Name Floor slab of Johan Gratema
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Huizinge, Janskerk (Johannes de Doperkerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab featuring a Gothic niche with a chalice on a book, two ampullae and tracery inside; heraldry below; an inscription on the edge; and the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [86] St. Johannes de Doperkerk (Janskerk) (St John the Baptist's Church (Janskerk)), Huizinge
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Johan Gratema was a parish priest. It is likely that he was buried in the church in which he served.
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 Johan Gratema
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5] Johan Gratema (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 Red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 210 x 105 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Good condition
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; 378
  • Kroesen, Justin; Steensma, Regnerus, De Groninger cultuurschat - kerken van 1000 tot 1800 (Groningen/Assen 2008), 145-146
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 117; no. 378; pl. VII
Other documentation
SKKN inventory nr. 911-6
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [31] Floor slab of Johan Gratema

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab featuring a Gothic niche with a chalice on a book, two ampullae and tracery inside; heraldry below; an inscription on the edge; and the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 210 x 105 x 0
Date
Year 1553
Specified date 1553/05/16
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Huizinge, Janskerk (Johannes de Doperkerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The slabs of Everhardus de Novacurto (without heraldry) and Johan Gratema (with heraldry), both situated in Huizinge, are quite similar (Id 72 and 31)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry below the niche, left side
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a man in full armour standing upon a wyvern, holding a sword above his head (een geharnaste man staande op een tweebenige draak, een zwaard boven zijn hoofd houdend)
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry below the niche, right side
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fess barruly wavy, over an eradicated tree, three clover leaf shaped leaves issuing from the fess (een dwarsbalk golvend gedwarsbalkt, over een uitgerukte boom waarvan drie klaverblad vormige bladeren uit de balk komen)
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 on the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1553, des dinstagis voer Pinxten, starf here Johan Gratema den Got genedich si, amen.
Translation
English translation In 1553, on the day before Pentecost, died sir Johan Gratema to whom God be merciful, amen.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering on a sunken text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5] Johan Gratema (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)
  • chalice (and host)
  • evangelist symbols
  • religious attributes or symbols
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5
Personal details
Name Johan Gratema
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1553/05/16
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • 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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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