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Floor slab of Bauwe Heemster

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 33
Name Floor slab of Bauwe 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 damaged allied arms in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with heraldic shields 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
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
Argumentation Prior to the restoration of the church in 1953-1959, the slab was located in the Lady chapel (Mariakapel), to the north of the choir
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) Bauwe Heemster's son and daughter-in-law were buried in the church as well
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 Bawina (Bauwe) Heemster
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [34] Bawina (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 The slab is badly broken and damaged
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; no. 400
  • Alma, Redmer; Gietman, Conrad; Mensema, Albert, Adel en heraldiek in de Nederlanden: adelijke identiteit en representatie (Hilversum 2012), 69-70
  • Formsma, W.J.; Luitjens-Dijkveld Stol, R.A.; Pathuis, A., De Ommelander borgen en steenhuizen (Assen 1973), 223-224
  • 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: inv. no. 1057-13
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The slab shows an unconventional arrangement of heraldic arms, which was continued on the floor slab of Bauwe Heemster's son, see MeMO memorial object ID 3147

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

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with damaged allied arms in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with heraldic shields 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 in the centre, left shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield damaged; per pale, I: an eagle; II: per fess, A; the Friesian eagle; B: three roses, 1-1-1 (beschadigd; gedeeld, I: een adelaar; II: doorsneden, A: de Friese adelaar; B: drie rozen, 1-1-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant eagle (helmteken: een uitkomende adelaar)
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 Heemster-In den Ham
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Bauwe Heemster's parents
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, right shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield damaged; per pale, I: unrecognisable; II: per pale, 1: plain; 2: a fess (beschadigd; gedeeld, I: onherkenbaar; II: gedeeld, 1: effen; 2: een dwarsbalk)
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 Van der Does(?)-Tamminga
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Bauwe Heemster's grandmothers
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper 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 The heraldry in the corners may refer to two or four of Bauwe Heemster's great-grandmothers, see Alma et al. (2012)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower 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: the Friesian eagle; II: a fess (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar, II: een dwarsbalk)
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 The heraldry in the corners may refer to two or four of Bauwe Heemster's great-grandmothers, see Alma et al. (2012)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper 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: the Friesian eagle; II: a fess (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar, II: een dwarsbalk)
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 The heraldry in the corners may refer to two or four of Bauwe Heemster's great-grandmothers, see Alma et al. (2012)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower 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 The heraldry in the corners may refer to two or four of Bauwe Heemster's great-grandmothers, see Alma et al. (2012)

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 Anno domini 1540 7 octobris ex [...] in terram vivencium generosa Ba[w]i[n]a Heemster.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1540, 7 October [...] to the land of the living [...] the noble Bauwe Heemster.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1540, 7 oktober [...] naar het land van de levenden [...] de edele Bauwe Heemster.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [34] Bawina (Bauwe) Heemster (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The 'land of the living' refers to the heavenly paradise

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 34
Personal details
Name Bawina (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. Bauwe was married to Roelof van Munster. The couple had four sons, among whom Roelof and Georg (also known as Jurjen). Bauwe's husband must have died before 1520. She probably spent the last years of her life at borg Duirsum, a fortified house in Den Ham near Loppersum.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
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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