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Floor slab of Here van Ockinga

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3620
Name Floor slab of Here van Ockinga
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with allied arms and a banderole held by figures under a trefoil arch in the centre, 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 [190] Dominicanen (Jacopijnen) (Convent of Dominican Friars (Jacopijnen)), Leeuwarden
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) Here's great-granddaughter Luts was buried in the church as well
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks Inscription and/or decoration with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Heerro van Ockingha (Here van Ockinga)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6706] Heerro van Ockingha (Here van Ockinga) (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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 217 x 117 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is in good condition, apart from the worn right edge
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Engels, M.H.H.; Dolk, W., Grote of Jacobijner Kerk, grafregister 1768 - ca. 1800, http://www.mpaginae.nl/GroteKerk/grafregister.htm; 046 regel 9, G 145
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen, http://www.walmar.nl/inscripties; no. 8751
  • Wierstra, Simon, Genealogische bestanden van de oude Friese adel en aanverwante families tot 1800, http://www.simonwierstra.nl/index6.htm; http://www.simonwierstra.nl/OCKINGA.htm
Other documentation
• Register of graves: number 145. • Inventory drs. E. Makkes van der Deijl-Stam: number 62.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3620] Floor slab of Here van Ockinga

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms and a banderole held by figures under a trefoil arch in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 217 x 117 x 0
Date
Year ca.1515-1535
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
  • based on stylistic research
Specification Here van Ockinga died after 1514
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
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 nave (regel 9)
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 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: the Friesian eagle; II: per fess, A: two eight-pointed stars in fess; B: a fleur-de-lys (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: doorsneden, A: twee achtpuntige sterren naast elkaar; B: een lelie)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant angel (helmteken: een uitkomende engel)
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
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Ockinga
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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 per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: per fess, A: three fleurs-de-lys, 1-2; B: three scallop shells, 2-1 (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: doorsneden, A: drie lelies, 1-2; B: drie St. Jacobsschelpen, 2-1)
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 figure
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Engels/Dolk suggest that the Gabbema arms are depicted here, but that would not make sense. One of the Ockinga arms shows three fleurs-de-lys and three scallop shells. Or perhaps the Juwinga arms were intended, referring to Here van Ockinga's second wife Rixt van Juwinga? The Juwinga arms show three lozenges instead of three fleurs-de-lys.

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on a banderole below the allied arms
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Mors omnium rerum kolophon.
Translation
English translation Death is the end of all things.
Dutch translation De dood is het eind van alle dingen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The maxim is inspired by Horace, Letters 1, 16, 79.
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
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer ons heren [...] erbaren herscap Heerro van Ockingha ende is hier begraven.
Translation
English translation In the year of our Lord [...] honourable lordship Here van Ockinga and is buried here.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [6706] Heerro van Ockingha (Here van Ockinga) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription along the right edge is worn away

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • flowers/plants
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • evangelist symbols
  • fruit
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Two columns surmounted by a trefoil arch, which has foliage, scrollwork, fruit and two putti(?) in the top. A banderole and two human figures below the allied arms in the centre. Quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6706
Personal details
Name Heerro van Ockingha (Here van Ockinga)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1514
Additional remarks Son of Lolle van Ockinga and His van Albada. Here was married to: 1) Gaets van Dekema, and 2) Rixt van Juwinga. He lived on Ockingastate, an estate in Burgwerd.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification mayor ('grietman') of Wonseradeel (mentioned in 1481); judge in Wonseradeel (mentioned in 1502 and 1506); included in a list of Frisian noblemen (1505/01/05); included in a list of noblemen (1514)
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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