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Floor slab of Gotfridus

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 453
Name Floor slab of Gotfridus
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 Stone slab with two text fields in the lower half, a mark flanked by letters in the upper half, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
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 The commemorated person was a prebendary at this church
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 Gotfridus
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [661] Gotfridus (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 Belgian blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 199 x 114 x 0
Completeness Largely complete
Condition Wear and damages in the upper half of the slab, especially in the upper left corner. A worn-away niche in the centre? The slabs of members of the clergy usually show a chalice, sometimes inside a niche.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Two text fields in Roman majuscules added in the lower half of the central field, commemorating Albert Ghisbert Ens and his wife Fed Gerbensdr., who both died in 1623. The mark and letters were probably added later as well (see below).
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
  • mark(s)
Specification A mark flanked by the letters T and M. According to Zandveld, the mark does not belong to the Ens family, whose members are commemorated below (compare the mark to those on MeMO memorial object ID 436).
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 241; no. 1639
  • Zandveld, Frits, Register van grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, http://members.home.nl/frits.zandveld/zerken/zplatte.htm; 22
Other documentation
Register G. van der Heide (1993): record 22
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [453] Floor slab of Gotfridus

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with two text fields in the lower half, a mark flanked by letters in the upper half, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 199 x 114 x 0
Date
Year 1513
Specified date 1513/06/24
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
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 south aisle, near columns 1 and 2 (groundplan Zandveld)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
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
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [Anno] Domini MCCCCC XIII in festo Johannis Babtiste obiit honorabilis dominus Gotfridus, huius ecclesie prebendarius altaris venerabilis sacramenti, hic sepultus.
Translation
English translation [In the year] of the Lord 1513 on the feast-day of John the Baptist died the honourable sir Gotfridus, in this church prebendary of the altar of the holy sacrament, buried here.
Dutch translation [In het jaar] des Heren 1513 op de feestdag van Johannes de Doper stierf de eerbiedwaardige heer Gotfridus, in deze kerk prebendaris van het altaar van het heilige sacrament, hier begraven.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [661] Gotfridus (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The feast of Saint John the Baptist is celebrated on June 24

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Roundels with the evangelist symbols in the corners. Decorations between the separate words of the edge inscription (mainly flowers/leaves, but also a pierced heart). Possibly a worn-away niche in the centre of the slab.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 661
Personal details
Name Gotfridus
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1513/06/24
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification prebendary of the altar of the holy sacrament (prebend of the 'Sacramentsleen') in the St. Martinikerk in Franeker, 1510-1512; holder of an unknown prebend, 1512-1513
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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