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Floor slab of Fye, widow of Henrick Ghijsbertsz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 397
Name Floor slab of Fye, widow of Henrick Ghijsbertsz.
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a skull and two shields in the centre and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [686] Grote of St. Michaelskerk (St Michael's Church), Oudewater
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation The deceased is not listed in the register of graves
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 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 Fye, widow of Henrick Ghijsbertsz.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [577] Fye, widow of Henrick Ghijsbertsz. (female)
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 47 x 69 x 0
Completeness The slab has been cut down on the left side, thereby losing part of the inscription
Condition Some wear in places, but otherwise reasonable
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zuid-Holland, part IIa (Utrecht 1922), 288
  • Oosterwijk, Sophie, The floor slabs of Oudewater, http://memo.hum.uu.nl/oudewater/index.html
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by C.H. van Wijngaarden

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [397] Floor slab of Fye, widow of Henrick Ghijsbertsz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a skull and two shields in the centre and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 47 x 69 x 0
Date
Year 1537
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks Because the left side of the slab is cut down and part of the inscription lost, it is possible that the year is incomplete and that Fye died in 1538 instead of 1537
Holding institution
Holding institution Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the south aisle
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 Within rectangular central compartment flanking a skull and merchant's mark
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: I: per pale, I: a lion contourny; II: three lances, 2-1 (Henrick Ghijsbertz.); right: II: three trefoils, 2-1 (Fye) (links: I: gedeeld, I: een omgewende leeuw; II: drie lansen, 2-1; rechts: II: drie klaverbladen, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
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 [H]ier leit begraven Fye, Henrick Ghijsbertsz wedue, sterf anno XVc XXXVII[...].
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Fye, widow of Henrick Ghijsbertsz., died in the year 1537(?).
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Inscription in raised Gothic textualis along the top, right and lower edges; left side cut down
Inscription mentioning
Name [577] Fye, widow of Henrick Ghijsbertsz. (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [578] Henrick Ghijsbertsz (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 577
Personal details
Name Fye, widow of Henrick Ghijsbertsz.
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death ca.1537
Additional remarks Fye was the married to Henrick Ghijsbertsz.; she died in 1537 or 1538
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 578
Personal details
Name Henrick Ghijsbertsz
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Henrick Ghijsbertsz was married to Fye
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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