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Floor slab of a member of the Van der Heede family and Herman Ludolfsz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 411
Name Floor slab of a member of the Van der Heede family and Herman Ludolfsz.
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 Rectangular stone slab with heraldry in the centre and two inscriptions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [686] Grote of St. Michaelskerk (St Michael's Church), Oudewater
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
Argumentation According to the register of graves the slab was originally situated in row 9 (grave 3) of the central choir (R9 G3)
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
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function No information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged and/or no photograph is available
Name [...] van der Heede and Harmen Ludolfsz.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [597] [...] van der Heede (unknown)
  • [598] Herman Ludolfsz. (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no information about the commemorated party (one or more persons)
Relation specification Two names are mentioned but there is no indication for any relation
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 50 x 75 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Badly worn and the original text is largely illegible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification The slab originally commemorated a member of the Van der Heede family, as indicated by the heraldry, although that name is now illegible; the later inscription mentions Harmen Ludolfsz., who died in 1574 according to the register of graves.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • 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: this slab was not recorded by P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [411] Floor slab of a member of the Van der Heede family and Herman Ludolfsz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Rectangular stone slab with heraldry in the centre and two inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 50 x 75 x 0
Date
Year 1574
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification Date of death for Herman Ludolfsz, who was buried in the same grave as a member of the Van der Heede family at an earlier date
Additional remarks The last digit is illegible but according to the register of graves Harmen Ludolfsz died in 1574
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 west end of the north aisle of the nave (noorderkerk)
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 of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a bend (for Van der Heede[n]) (een schuinbalk)
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 across the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Ende Herman Ludolfsz sterf anno 157[4].
Translation
English translation And Herman Ludolfsz. died in the year 157[4].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [598] Herman Ludolfsz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven [...].
Translation
English translation Here lies buried [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out This older inscription in raised Gothic textualis is found on the upper part of the slab above the heraldry
Inscription mentioning
Name [597] [...] van der Heede (unknown)
Sex unknown
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The heraldry suggests a member of the Van der Heede family was commemorated in this inscription

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 597
Personal details
Name [...] van der Heede
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Inscription illegible; identity deduced from coat of arms on the slab
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 598
Personal details
Name Herman Ludolfsz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1574
Additional remarks
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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