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Floor slab of Jan Barends

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 321
Name Floor slab of Jan Barends
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 a heraldic shield in the centre, an inscription at the top, an inscription along the edge, and roundels in the corners; four consecration crosses
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; 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. The inscriptions may have had a social function, see Commemorated party.
Original function The consecration crosses indicate that the slab originally functioned as the tabletop of an altar ('mensa')
Change in function Floor slab
Remarks about function
Name Jan Baerndtsoon (Jan Barends)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [461] Jan Baerndtsoon (Jan Barends) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks The number of commemorated persons is unclear: it is difficult to determine whether the top- and right edge of the slab were left blank, or whether the inscription along these edges is worn away.
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 206 x 80 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is damaged and badly worn. Unclear what is depicted in the corner roundels. A break across the centre.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Inscriptions added at the top, commemorating Doed Syrcks and Tedt Syurdts (dates of death not given)
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 9, number 27
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 76-77
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 8833-22
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 127

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [321] Floor slab of Jan Barends

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield in the centre, an inscription at the top, an inscription along the edge, and roundels in the corners; four consecration crosses
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 206 x 80 x 0
Date
Year 1580
Specified date 1580/05/21
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Bolsward, 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 retrochoir ('achterkoor')
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 centre of the slab
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 palewise three-pronged fork (een staande drietandige vork)
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 along the bottom- and left edge of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1580, den 21 may, sterf den eersamen Jan Baerndtsoon.
Translation
English translation In the year 1580, on the 21st of May, died the honourable Jan Barends.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [461] Jan Baerndtsoon (Jan Barends) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 461
Personal details
Name Jan Baerndtsoon (Jan Barends)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1580/05/21
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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