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Floor slab of Bawe Heemster

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 33
Name Floor slab of Bawe Heemster
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Loppersum, Petrus en Pauluskerk
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 centre, an inscription along the edge and heraldry in medallions in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [88] HH. Petrus en Pauluskerk (SS Peter and Paul's Church), Loppersum
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Prior to the restoration of the church in 1953-1959, the slab was located in the Lady chapel to the north of the choir (the Mariakapel). This was the family chapel of the Heemster family. The son of Bawe, Roelef van Munster (van Harsefoort), was also buried in the church.
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
Argumentation The slab was located in the Lady chapel, which was the chapel of the Heemster family
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 Bawe Heemster (Bauwe Heemster)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [34] Bawe Heemster (Bauwe Heemster) (female)
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 206 x 114 x 0
Completeness
Condition There are several visible breaks. The slab is damaged and worn.
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; 400
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, deel VI De Provincie Groningen, eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 82
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 122; no. 400
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 156
Other documentation
SKKN inventory nr. 1057-13
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [33] Floor slab of Bawe Heemster

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with heraldry in the centre, an inscription along the edge and heraldry in medallions in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 206 x 114 x 0
Date
Year 1540
Specified date 1540/10/07
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Loppersum, Petrus en Pauluskerk
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 south aisle
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 top right corner
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 per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II: a fess (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar, II: een dwarsbalk ( Tamminga))
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 bottom left corner
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 per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II: a fess (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar, II: een dwarsbalk ( Tamminga))
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 central field
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 left: per pale, I: an eagle; II: per fess, a; a demi-eagle; b: three roses, 1-1-1; right: per pale, I: per fess; II: a fess (links: gedeeld, I:. een adelaar (Heemster); II: doorsneden, a: de Friese adelaar; b: drie rozen, 1-1-1 (In den Ham); rechts: gedeeld, I: doorsneden (Van Munster?); II: een dwarsbalk (Tamminga))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant eagle (helmteken: een uitkomende adelaar (Heemster))
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 top left corner
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 lion (een omgewende leeuw)
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 bottom right corner
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 lion (een omgewende leeuw)
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 edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini 1540, 7 Octobris, ex [...] in terram vivencium generosa Ba[w]i[n]a Heemster.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1540 on 7 October [...] to the land of the living [...] the noble Bawina Heemster.
Dutch translation In het jaar Ons Heren 1540 op 7 oktober [...] naar het land van de levenden [...] de edele Bawe Heemster.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis lettering on a sunken text band. The 'land of the living' obviously refers to the heavenly paradise.
Inscription mentioning
Name [34] Bawe Heemster (Bauwe Heemster) (female)
Sex female
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 at the top of the central part
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Illegible
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out The text field has the shape of a scroll
Inscription mentioning
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)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Medaillons with a decorated edge (pearls)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 34
Personal details
Name Bawe Heemster (Bauwe Heemster)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1540/10/07
Additional remarks Daughter of Abbe Heemster and Bywe in den Ham (born in 1524?). Also named Bawina? She was married to Roelof van Munster. The couple had a son named Roelef van Munster (van Harsefoort).
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • place of origin (of the text/object)
Specification The Heemster family had a family chapel in the church of Loppersum
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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