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Floor slab of Both van Hobbema

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 422
Name Floor slab of Both van Hobbema
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Franeker, Martinikerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Tapered stone slab with a heraldic shield at the top, allied arms hanging from a branch below, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1425-1450
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [44] St. Martinikerk (St Martin's Church), Franeker
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Both van Hobbema lived in Franeker
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) Both's daughter Edwer, son-in-law Douwe, granddaughter Swob and great-granddaughter Catharina were buried in the church as well
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 [...]tte Zyaerda (Both van Hobbema)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [613] [...]tte Zyaerda (Both van Hobbema) (female)
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 red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 212 x 78 x 0
Completeness The upper left corner is missing
Condition The slab is broken, worn and damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Width: 78 cm at the top and 60 cm at the bottom
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 238; no. 1614
  • Wierstra, Simon, Genealogische bestanden van de oude Friese adel en aanverwante families tot 1800, http://www.simonwierstra.nl/index6.htm
  • Zandveld, Frits, Register van grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, http://members.home.nl/frits.zandveld/zerken/zplatte.htm; no. 316
Other documentation
Register of G. van der Heide (1993): record 144
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The tapered shape of the slab is reminiscent of that of sarcophagus lids

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [422] Floor slab of Both van Hobbema

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Tapered stone slab with a heraldic shield at the top, allied arms hanging from a branch below, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 212 x 78 x 0
Date
Year 1444
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Franeker, Martinikerk
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, south side
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The slab is stylistically similar to MeMO memorial object IDs 3607 and 3609, also in Franeker
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Inscription; unclear whether heraldic charges were shown originally (Inscriptie; onduidelijk of oorspronkelijk wapenstukken werden getoond)
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the slab, 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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away (weggesleten)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Hanging from a branch
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the slab, 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 worn away (weggesleten)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Hanging from a branch
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 all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [I]nt iare ons heren dusent CCCC v[...] [e]nde veertich [op] sunte [...] dach mit sinen ghesellen starf [...]tte Zyarda hier begraven, biddet v[...] hoer.
Translation
English translation In the year of our Lord one thousand four hundred forty-f[...] on the day of Saint [...] with his companions died Both van Sjaerda, buried here, pray [for] her.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [613] [...]tte Zyaerda (Both van Hobbema) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription gives Both's married name

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 613
Personal details
Name [...]tte Zyaerda (Both van Hobbema)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1444
Additional remarks Daughter of Dye van Hobbema. Both was married to Sicke van Sjaerda.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
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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