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Floor slab of Claes Claesen, his wife Aef, and unknown persons

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 462
Name Floor slab of Claes Claesen, his wife Aef, and unknown persons
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 a heraldic shield hanging from a branch in the centre, text fields above and below, a double band of worn inscriptions along the edge, and quatrefoils 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
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(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 and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Claes Claesen, his wife Aef, and unknown persons
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [679] Aef (female)
  • [678] Claes Claesen (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification Claes Claesen was the first husband of Aef. Inscriptions added for a daughter and granddaughter from Aef's second marriage.
Additional remarks Unclear who was originally commemorated on the slab, i.e. the persons who were mentioned in the now worn inscriptions along the edge
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 229 x 126 x 17
Completeness Losses along the left edge
Condition The slab is badly worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry added
  • inscription(s) added
Specification • Three text fields added, of which the bottom two were added after 1580. These two commemorate: 1) Aef Jacobs van Dalen (daughter of Aef and her second husband Jacob Roelofs van Dalen) with an unknown daughter whom she shared with her husband Gijsbert Franses Ens. Mother and daughter both died in 1599; 2) Griet Tonis (d. 1615), the second wife of Gijsbert Franses Ens. The text fields partially cover the original inscriptions along the edge. • The heraldry was added as well.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Cannegieter, Dominicus, Grafsteenen, lijkgedichten, gedenkteekenen en wapenborden in de Sint Martinikerk te Franeker, http://www.mpaginae.nl/Franeker/Cannegieter.htm; A 94
  • Heerma van Voss, A.L., De opgezette grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, De vrije Fries 40 (1950), 19-34, 27-28; no. 10
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 244; no. 1656
  • Zandveld, Frits, Register van grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, http://members.home.nl/frits.zandveld/zerken/zplatte.htm; no. 149
Other documentation
Register G. van der Heide (1993): record 149
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [462] Floor slab of Claes Claesen, his wife Aef, and unknown persons

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a heraldic shield hanging from a branch in the centre, text fields above and below, a double band of worn inscriptions along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 229 x 126 x 17
Date
Year 1500-1550
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
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 ambulatory, placed vertically against the eastern wall, near column 16 (groundplan website Zandveld and Cannegieter)
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 per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: a wing, in chief a roundle (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een vleugel, boven vergezeld van een bol)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks F.G.E. above the shield
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 Ens
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Frans Gijsberts Ens

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the outer text band along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn away and partially covered by later inscriptions
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the inner edge of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn away and partially covered by later inscriptions
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field in the upper half of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1545 den 4 september sterf den eersamen man Claes Claesen, hier begraven. Anno 1549 den 12 september sterf den eerbaar Aef, meester Iacob Roelef van Dalens wyf, hier by hoer eerste man begraven.
Translation
English translation In the year 1545, the 4th of September, died the honourable man Claes Claesen, buried here. In the year 1549, the 12th of September, died the honourable Aef, wife of master Jacob Roelofs van Dalen, buried here with her first husband.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [678] Claes Claesen (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [680] Jacob Roelofs van Dalen (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [679] Aef (female)
Sex female
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)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 678
Personal details
Name Claes Claesen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1545/09/04
Additional remarks Claes was married to a woman named Aef
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 679
Personal details
Name Aef
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1549/09/12
Additional remarks Aef was married to: 1) Claes Claesen, and 2) Jacob Roelofs van Dalen
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 680
Personal details
Name Jacob Roelofs van Dalen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Jacob was married to: 1) a woman named Aef, and 2) Jetske Sybes
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification mayor of Franeker; rector of the Latin School in Franeker
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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