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Floor slab of Lieuwe Dircks and Geerte Ottes

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 470
Name Floor slab of Lieuwe Dircks and Geerte Ottes
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 effaced allied arms and an inscription in a strapwork cartouche, a text field below, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with the Ages of Man in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [44] St. Martinikerk (St Martin's Church), Franeker
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Lieuwe Dircks was mayor of 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)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious, social and didactic
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. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind / variations on ‘Remember that you will die’.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Lieuwe Dircks and Geerte Ottes
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [695] Livve Dirckzoon (Lieuwe Dircks (van Scheltinga)) (male)
  • [696] Geert Ottes[...] (Geerte Ottes) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple (of which one died after 1580)
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 221 x 110 x 0
Completeness Losses in the lower left corner
Condition The left-hand side of the slab is badly worn. Damages.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldry has been effaced
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 95
  • Meer, D.J. van der, Nij ljocht op de âldste generaesjes fan de slachten Van Scheltinga en Heixan, Genealogysk Jierboek (1960), 30-37, 34-35, 37
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 247; no. 1670
  • Zandveld, Frits, Register van grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, http://members.home.nl/frits.zandveld/zerken/zplatte.htm; no. 170
Other documentation
Register G. van der Heide (1993): record 170
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [470] Floor slab of Lieuwe Dircks and Geerte Ottes

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with effaced allied arms and an inscription in a strapwork cartouche, a text field below, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with the Ages of Man in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 221 x 110 x 0
Date
Year 1568
Specified date 1568/09/03
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest date of death given on the slab, that of Lieuwe Dircks
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, north side, near column 18 (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 cartouche, 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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a rose (helmteken: een roos)
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 Scheltinga?
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the cartouche, 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 effaced; originally: a mark (uitgehakt; oorspronkelijk: een merk)
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 text field below the cartouche
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription H[ac Livius tegi?]tur Theodori filius urna / [...] consul Franica clara tibi / [...] opseverat octo / [...] tempora plura nega.
Translation
English translation Lieuwe, son of Theodorus (Dirck), is concealed in this grave, [...] for you, famous Franeker, [...] has sowed eight [...] ignore more times.
Dutch translation Lieuwe, zoon van Theodorus (Dirck), is verborgen in dit graf, [...] voor jou, beroemde Franeker, [...] heeft gezaaid acht [...] negeer meer tijden.
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [695] Livve Dirckzoon (Lieuwe Dircks (van Scheltinga)) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-half of the inscription is worn away. The remaining words indicate that it was a text in distichs.
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the cartouche
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Vivent mortui tui, Domine.
Translation
English translation Your dead will live, Lord.
Dutch translation Uw doden zullen leven, Heer.
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks From the Vulgate, Jesajah 26:19
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 Anno 1568 den 3 septembris sterf Liuue Dirck zoon burgemeister in Franeker. Anno 1588 den 19 novembr[is] sterf die eerbare Geert O[tte]s[...] ziin wiif.
Translation
English translation In the year 1568, the 3rd of September, died Lieuwe Dircks, mayor in Franeker. In the year 1588, the 19th of November, died the honourable Geerte Ottes [...], his wife.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [695] Livve Dirckzoon (Lieuwe Dircks (van Scheltinga)) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [696] Geert Ottes[...] (Geerte Ottes) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The transcription on the drawing is incorrect

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • fruit
  • allegorical figures
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • mask(s)
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) A cartouche decorated with strapwork, fruit, flowers and masks. The Ages of Man inside roundels in the corners, with a skull in the lower right corner.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 695
Personal details
Name Livve Dirckzoon (Lieuwe Dircks (van Scheltinga))
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1568/09/03
Additional remarks Son of Dirck van Scheltinga. Lieuwe was married to Geerte Ottes. The slab gives 1568 as year of death. Van der Meer (1960), however, mentions that Lieuwe died between 1575 and 1582 (based on archival records).
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification mayor of Franeker
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 696
Personal details
Name Geert Ottes[...] (Geerte Ottes)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1588/11/19
Additional remarks Daughter of Otte Bauckes and Aelcke Heixan. Geerte was married to Lieuwe Dircks (van Scheltinga).
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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