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Floor slab of unknown persons

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 469
Name Floor slab of 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 several (effaced) text fields, an inscription along the edge, and a roundel with a heraldic shield in the lower left corner
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
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?
(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 • For social function: see Commemorated party. • No information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged and/or no photograph is available.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [694] [.]laer M. M[...] (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons relation (type of relation unknown)
Relation specification
Additional remarks More than one person commemorated originally. They were mentioned in one inscription (along the edge), which suggests a relationship but its nature is unknown. The heraldry is effaced.
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 172 x 114 x 0
Completeness The top part of the slab is missing
Condition The slab is worn and badly damaged (effaced)
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
  • inscription(s) added
  • inscription(s) removed
Specification Three text fields added in the central field, of which at least two date from the 17th century (legible dates of death: 16[..] and 1662). In the 18th century two more text fields were added - placed in an upside-down position compared to the other texts - commemorating former mayor Sjoerdt Jeppes Klinkhamer (d. 1705) and his widow Janneke Jansen Posthumus (d. 1727). Furthermore, the upper half of the slab was largely effaced. This all caused the loss of parts of the edge inscription, the 17th-century text fields, and heraldry.
Additional remarks
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), 245-246; no. 1665
  • Zandveld, Frits, Register van grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, http://members.home.nl/frits.zandveld/zerken/zplatte.htm; no. 255
Other documentation
Register G. van der Heide (1993): record 255
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [469] Floor slab of unknown persons

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with several (effaced) text fields, an inscription along the edge, and a roundel with a heraldic shield in the lower left corner
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 172 x 114 x 0
Date
Year 1558
Specified date 1558/10/30
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest legible date of death given on the slab
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 north aisle, northwestern corner, near column 30 (groundplan Cannegieter and Zandveld)
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 upper half
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
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 lower left corner, inside a roundel
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn (versleten)
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 along the lower and left edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...]. Anno 1558 den 30 octobris sterf [.]laer M. M[...].
Translation
English translation [...]. In the year 1558, the 30th of October, died [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [694] [.]laer M. M[...] (unknown)
Sex unknown
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks All four edges of the slab were probably inscribed originally (see Physical description). The last part of the inscription is incomplete and difficult to interpret. De Walle (2007) reads 'Claer' but is the first letter of the name really a 'c'?

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 694
Personal details
Name [.]laer M. M[...]
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1558/10/30
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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