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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 a human figure, a shield with a heraldic device by his left side, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1499
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [92] St. Bartholome├╝skerk (St Bartholomew's Church), Stedum
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification The Nittersum family lived in Stedum
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; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks no information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available
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 (male)
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 Blonde sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 211 x 102 x 0
Completeness The slab appears largely complete
Condition The slab is badly worn. There is a break in the bottom right corner.
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; 456
  • Alma, Redmer, Portretzerken in Groningen, Groninger kerken 22 (2005), 105-108, 117-120, 106
  • 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 tomb 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 a human figure, a shield with a heraldic device by his left side, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 211 x 102 x 0
Date
Year 1474
Specified date 1474/11/11
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification According to Pathuis: 11 November 1471
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, covering the burial vault of the Clant family or the Nittersum family. The daughter of Andeloff Nittersum married Egbert Clant, making the Nittersum house to a possession of the Clant family. By this fact the lords of Clant became also the lords of Stedum.
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 central part of the slab
Portrait of
Name Andeloff Nittersum
Sex male
Argumentation
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal The figure carries his shield on one arm and with the other he holds his sword
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description Andelof Nittersum is in full armour, wearing his helmet on his head
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the left side of the man
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield an issuant two-headed eagle (een uitkomende dubbele adelaar (Nittersum))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest / helmteken.
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

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription In het jaer Uns Hern MCCCCLXXI, up Sunt Martens dach, starff Andeloff Nittersum, hoeflink te Stem. God heb de zele.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1471 [or 1474], on the day of Saint Martin, died Andeloff Nittersum, official in Stedum. God have the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [36] Andeloff Nittersum (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Illegible
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 36
Personal details
Name Andeloff Nittersum
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1474/11/11
Additional remarks The daughter of Andeloff Nittersum (Andolf Nittersum) married Egbert Clant, through which the Nittersum house came in the possession of the Clant family and the lords of Clant became lords of Stedum as well.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification Andeloff Nittersum was also a leading person in his area, a 'hoofdeling' (an official).
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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