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Remnant of a floor slab of Bonno Aulsema; memorial brass

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 46
Name Remnant of a floor slab of Bonno Aulsema; memorial brass
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Uithuizen, Jacobikerk (Nederlands Hervormde Kerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Brass with a coat of arms at the top, and an inscription in a strapwork cartouche at the bottom
Remarks about category The brass was originally set in a now lost stone floor slab
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [95] St. Jacobuskerk (Jacobikerk) (St James's Church), Uithuizen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The Aulsema family lived in Uithuizen
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
Argumentation The brass was originally set in a floor slab which, until the early 20th century, was located in the north chapel of the church
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 historical/political
Grave findings
Additional remarks The inscription and/or decoration refer to historical fact(s), i.e. the donation of (the floor slab and) the ornamented brass
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Bonnoni Awlsum (Bonno Aulsema)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5890] Bonnoni Awlsum (Bonno Aulsema) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name wife and children of Bonno Aulsema
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was a relative/friend/colleague of the commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks Based on the inscription one may conclude that the slab (with brass) was commissioned by Bonno Aulsema's wife and children
Material(s)
  • brass (copper alloy)
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 60 x 48 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the brass was originally set in a stone slab with no further inscriptions
Condition The brass is in good condition
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, Een bijzonder voorwerp, Groninger kerken 27; 4 (2010), 94
  • Alma, Redmer, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; no. 464
  • Blok, P.J.; Molhuysen, P.C., Nieuw Nederlandsch biografisch woordenboek. Deel 10; 1937; Awlsum, Bonno, https://www.dbnl.org/tekst/molh003nieu10_01/molh003nieu10_01_0061.php
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 133; no. 464
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 208
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 1671-72
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [46] Remnant of a floor slab of Bonno Aulsema; memorial brass

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Brass with a coat of arms at the top, and an inscription in a strapwork cartouche at the bottom
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 60 x 48 x 0
Date
Year 1560
Specified date 1560/06/19
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Uithuizen, Jacobikerk (Nederlands Hervormde Kerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The brass is situated in the wall of the north chapel of the church
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 top of the brass
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 three fleurs-de-lys, 2-1, in fess point a six-pointed star (drie lelies, 2-1, in het midden vergezeld van een zespuntige ster)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a fleur-de-lys (helmteken: een lelie)
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 Aulsema
Person details
Person details
  • [5890] Bonnoni Awlsum (Bonno Aulsema) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription bottom of the brass; in a cartouche
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Bonnoni Awlsum coniunx et haeredes liberi. Obiit anno 1560 die 19 Iun, aetatis suae 34.
Translation
English translation To Bonno Aulsema, his wife and his children as heirs. He died in the year 1560, the 19th day of June, his age being 34.
Dutch translation Aan Bonno Aulsema, zijn echtgenote en zijn kinderen als erfgenamen. Hij stierf in het jaar 1560, de 19de dag van juni, zijn leeftijd zijnde 34.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [5890] Bonnoni Awlsum (Bonno Aulsema) (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)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) the cartouche is decorated with strapwork
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5890
Personal details
Name Bonnoni Awlsum (Bonno Aulsema)
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1526
Year/date of death 1560/06/19
Additional remarks Bonno Aulsema married Abele Coenders in 1548. The couple had four children. He died at the age of 34.
Social standing
Status nobility and patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification judge and churchwarden in Uithuizen
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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