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Floor slab of member(s) of the Van Herema family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3602
Name Floor slab of member(s) of the Van Herema family
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 Stone slab with allied arms held by figures under a trefoil arch in the centre, a cartouche with a worn-away inscription below, a worn-away inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with worn allied arms in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Benedictus Gerbrants
Original institution(s)
Original institution [44] St. Martinikerk (St Martin's Church), Franeker
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
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) The presumed parents and several siblings of the commemorated person(s) were buried in the church as well
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 worn/damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name member(s) of the Van Herema family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7435] member(s) of the Van Herema family (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification
Additional remarks At least one member of the Van Herema family. Unclear how many persons were originally commemorated on the slab. Identification based on the depicted heraldry.
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 262 x 137 x 0
Completeness Largely complete
Condition The inscriptions have worn away
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Wierstra, Simon, Genealogische bestanden van de oude Friese adel en aanverwante families tot 1800, http://www.simonwierstra.nl/index6.htm
  • Zandveld, Frits, Register van grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, http://members.home.nl/frits.zandveld/zerken/zplatte.htm; no. 93
Other documentation
Register of G. van der Heide (1993): record 93
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3602] Floor slab of member(s) of the Van Herema family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms held by figures under a trefoil arch in the centre, a cartouche with a worn-away inscription below, a worn-away inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with worn allied arms in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 262 x 137 x 0
Date
Year 1540-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
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 ambulatory, south side, near columns 11 and 12 (groundplan Zandveld)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Benedictus Gerbrants
Attribution
  • style
Specification Compare MeMO memorial objects IDs 156 and 158 for slabs of family members of the commemorated person, also in Franeker
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
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 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 per pale, I: a lion; II: three acorns, the stems under, 2-1 (gedeeld, I: een leeuw; II: drie eikels met de stelen omlaag, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant jumping stag (helmteken: een uitkomend springend hert)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
Specification A male figure
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes '[...]rm[...]' on a banderole below the shield
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Herema
Person details
Person details
  • [160] Gerrolt van Herema (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to the father of the commemorated person(s)
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 Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield a lion (een leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
Specification A female and a male(?) figure
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes 'Z[...]' on a banderole below the shield
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Sjaerda (Sjaerdema)
Person details
Person details
  • [161] Lutze van Zyaerda (Luts van Sjaerda) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to the mother of the commemorated person(s)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield worn away (weggesleten)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) no crest (geen helmteken)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification A winged cherub head
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 in the lower left corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield worn (gesleten)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) no crest (geen helmteken)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification A winged cherub head
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 in the upper right corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield worn away (weggesleten)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) no crest (geen helmteken)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification A winged cherub head
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 in the lower right corner, inside a quatrefoil
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification Late renaissance & lozenge shield
Description of the shield worn (gesleten)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) no crest (geen helmteken)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification A winged cherub head
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 in a cartouche in the lower section of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn away
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edge(s) of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn away. Unclear whether originally all four edges were inscribed.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • angels, putti or cherubs
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A trefoil arch (of scrollwork), which has foliage and two putti/children in the top. Human figures and foliage in the spandrels. An issuant human head on either side of the central allied arms, and three human figures below. A cartouche decorated with scrollwork and flanked by foliage and pedestals. Winged cherub heads and foliage in the corner quatrefoils.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 160
Personal details
Name Gerrolt van Herema
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1538/04/02
Additional remarks Son of Taecke van Herema and Ath van Roorda. Gerrolt was married to Luts van Sjaerda. The couple had at least one son and six daughters. They lived in Franeker and inherited Sjaerdema House from Edwert van Sjaerdema. Gerrolt owned property in Franeker, Tzum and Zweins.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
  • according to literature
Specification included in a list of Frisian noblemen (1505/01/05); councillor at the Frisian Court (1515-1538)
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 161
Personal details
Name Lutze van Zyaerda (Luts van Sjaerda)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1532/03/01
Additional remarks Variations on the last name: Sjaarda, Sjaerdema, Sjaardema, Ziaerda etc. Daughter of Tjaert van Sjaerda and Catharina van Harinxma. Luts, also named Louise, was married to Gerrolt van Herema. The couple had at least one son and six daughters. They lived in Franeker and inherited Sjaerdema House from Edwert van Sjaerdema, her paternal grandmother.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7435
Personal details
Name member(s) of the Van Herema family
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Most likely a child/children of Gerrolt van Herema and Luts van Sjaerda, who were also buried in the church of Franeker.
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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