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Floor slab of Ulbed

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3600
Name Floor slab of Ulbed
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Franeker, Martinikerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Tapered stone slab with two inscriptions in the upper half, an inscription along the edge, and a rosette in the lower right corner
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [44] St. Martinikerk (St Martin's Church), Franeker
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Ulbed held a prebend at this church
Still in original institution? 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 Ulbodus (Ulbed)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6671] Ulbodus (Ulbed) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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 197 x 82 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: losses along the edges and in the corners
Condition The slab is worn and damaged. A break across the centre.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • decoration(s) removed
  • inscription(s) removed
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Two inscriptions added in the upper half for Caanelia Subesdr. (d. 1695) and her husband Wijtse van Eghten (d. 1696), at the expense of the original (edge) inscription and probably two rosettes (top corners).
Additional remarks Width: 82 cm at the top and 63 cm at the bottom
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. 308
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 240; no. 1633
  • Zandveld, Frits, Register van grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, http://members.home.nl/frits.zandveld/zerken/zplatte.htm; no. 67
Other documentation
Register of G. van der Heide (1993): record 67
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The tapered shape of the slab is reminiscent of that of sarcophagus lids

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3600] Floor slab of Ulbed

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone slab with two inscriptions in the upper half, an inscription along the edge, and a rosette in the lower right corner
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 197 x 82 x 0
Date
Year >1510
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification Ulbed was still alive in 1510, see Person Description
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Franeker, 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 south aisle, near columns 7 and 8 (groundplan Zandveld)
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 (originally)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] obyt honorabilis dominus Ulbodus prebendarius [...].
Translation
English translation [...] died the honourable sir Ulbed, prebendary [...].
Dutch translation [...] stierf de eerbare heer Ulbed, prebendaris [...].
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [6671] Ulbodus (Ulbed) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Part of the inscription has been removed

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • rosettes
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) originally a rosette in each corner; only one rosette is still visible (lower right corner)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6671
Personal details
Name Ulbodus (Ulbed)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1510
Additional remarks On 18 April 1510, Ulbed was given permission by the Saxon leadership to take a three-year leave in order to study in Leipzig
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • 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 holder of a prebend in Franeker
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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