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Floor slab of Andolf Nittersum

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 39
Name Floor slab of Andolf Nittersum
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Stedum, Bartolomeuskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of a knight holding a (heraldic) shield and a sword, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [92] St. Bartholomeüskerk (St Bartholomew's Church), Stedum
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • 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)
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 Andeloff Nittersum (Andolf Nittersum)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [36] Andeloff Nittersum (Andolf Nittersum) (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 blonde sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 211 x 102 x 0
Completeness Losses in the corners
Condition The slab is badly worn. A break at the lower right.
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. 456
  • Alma, Redmer, Portretzerken in Groningen, Groninger kerken 22 (2005), 105-108, 117-120; 106-107
  • Kroesen, Justin; Steensma, Regnerus, De Groninger cultuurschat - kerken van 1000 tot 1800 (Groningen/Assen 2008), 148
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst; deel VI: De Provincie Groningen; eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 159
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 131-132; no. 456
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The slab shows similarities to the slab of Ghert to Petkum (d. 1478), who was buried in Petkum, a village now belonging to Germany.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [39] Floor slab of Andolf Nittersum

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of a knight holding a (heraldic) shield and a sword, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 211 x 102 x 0
Date
Year 1471
Specified date 1471/11/11
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Stedum, Bartolomeuskerk
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 choir of the church
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre of the slab
Portrait of
Name Andeloff Nittersum (Andolf Nittersum)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal standing, turned at a three-quarter angle
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description suit of armour with a helmet on his head
Attributes
Attributes
  • shield
  • sword
Specification a sword in his right hand; a (heraldic) shield hanging over his left arm
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Andolf Nittersum is depicted as a knight

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield an issuant two-headed eagle (een uitkomende dubbelkoppige adelaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
Specification Hanging over the left arm of the effigy
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Nittersum
Person details
Person details
  • [36] Andeloff Nittersum (Andolf Nittersum) (male)
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
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription In het jaer uns hern M CCCC LXXI up Sunt Martens dach starff Andeloff Nittersum, hoefling te Stem. God heb de zele.
Translation
English translation In the year of our Lord 1471, on the feast day of Saint Martin, died Andolf Nittersum, chieftain in Stedum. May God keep the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [36] Andeloff Nittersum (Andolf Nittersum) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The inscription starts at the bottom. • The feast day of Saint Martin is November 11.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 36
Personal details
Name Andeloff Nittersum (Andolf Nittersum)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1471/11/11
Additional remarks Son of Eppe/Eppo Nittersum
Social standing
Status nobility and patriciate
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification chieftain ('hoofdeling') in Stedum
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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