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Floor slab of Frederik Foppinga

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 327
Name Floor slab of Frederik Foppinga
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Boksum, Margarethakerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a chalice and two ampullae inside a Gothic niche in the centre, initials below, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [194] St. Margarethakerk (St Margaret's Church), Boksum
Arguments
Specification
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 and historical/political
Grave findings
Additional remarks The inscription refers to historical fact(s), i.e. to the donation of the floor slab
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Frederik Foppinga
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [468] Frederik Foppinga (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name the mother of Frederik Foppinga
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
  • [7576] mother of Frederik Foppinga (female)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was a relative/friend/colleague of the commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks According to the inscription in the centre, Frederik Foppinga's mother commissioned the slab
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition The slab is badly damaged and broken
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Roemeling, O.D.J., Heiligen en Heren. Studies over het parochiewezen in het Noorden van Nederland vóór 1600 (Leeuwarden 2013); Appx. 1, p. 83
  • Steensma, Regnerus, De iconografie van de laatmiddeleeuwse Friese priesterzerken, De vrije Fries 88 (2008), 65-86, 69
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 114
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [327] Floor slab of Frederik Foppinga

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a chalice and two ampullae inside a Gothic niche in the centre, initials below, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the cornersand, central, a chalice with host in a Gothic window
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1513-1523
Specified date 15?3/03/07
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification year of death uncertain: 1513 or 1523
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Boksum, Margarethakerk
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
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 all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [Foppighei?] Fredicum, dominus [...] pastor in Leckum [...]ba hac(?) clausus(?) quarto die anno 15[1/2]3 7 [...].
Translation
English translation Frederik Foppinga, sir [...] parish priest in Lekkum [...] [?] closed [?] on the fourth day in the year 1513 (1523) 7 [...].
Dutch translation Frederik Foppinga, heer [...] pastoor te Lekkum [...] [?] gesloten [?] op de vierde dag in het jaar 1513 (1523) 7 [...].
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [468] Frederik Foppinga (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The reading is provisional
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the centre of the slab, below the niche
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription F[ilio] M[ater] F[ecit].
Translation
English translation His mother had this made for her son.
Dutch translation Zijn moeder liet dit maken voor haar zoon.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [7576] mother of Frederik Foppinga (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
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)
  • evangelist symbols
  • architectural decorations
  • religious attributes or symbols
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a chalice and host with two ampullae inside a Gothic niche; quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 468
Personal details
Name Frederik Foppinga
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1513/03/07
Additional remarks Also known as Fedde. Frederik originated from Dronrijp. Son of Hessel Foppinga and Frouck Idsdr. van Eminga. Recorded as a student in Rostock on 21 August 1508. Frederik died on 7 March, in 1513 or 1523.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification parish priest in Lekkum and Berlikum
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7576
Personal details
Name mother of Frederik Foppinga
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks She was the mother of Frederik Foppinga, a parish priest in Lekkum and Berlikum who died on 7 March, in 1513 or 1523.
Social standing
Status social standing not certain/unknown
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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