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Floor slab of Oede Froma and Bawe in den Ham anders Froma

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 56
Name Floor slab of Oede Froma and Bawe in den Ham anders Froma
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Wirdum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with heraldry in a circle, an inscription above and below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1599
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [179] Kerk van Wirdum (Church of Wirdum), Wirdum
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The Froma family lived in Wirdum (Groningen)
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
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 The inscription(s) (contents and/or composition), and/or the short period between the dates of death, suggest a relationship between the commemorated persons, see Commemorated party.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Oede Froma and Bawe in den Ham anders Froma
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [80] Bawe in den Ham anders Froma (female)
  • [79] Oede Froma (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons unknown
Relation specification Were the two women relatives of each other, connected by the Froma family ties?
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 Red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 186 x 92 x 0
Completeness
Condition Reasonable
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, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; 489 and 491
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, deel VI De Provincie Groningen, eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 85
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 138; nos. 489 and 491
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 235
Other documentation
Inventory SKKN: church 9743, object 7 (p. 4)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [56] Floor slab of Oede Froma and Bawe in den Ham anders Froma

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with heraldry in a circle, an inscription above and below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 186 x 92 x 0
Date
Year 1551
Specified date 1551/06/09
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Oede died in 1551, Bawe in 1576
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Wirdum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
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 choir 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 in circle, left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: per pale, I: a demi eagle; II: a contourny wreathed moor's head and bust between two roses, in pale (links: gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een omgewend morianenborstbeeld met wrong tussen twee rozen onder elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant wreathed and dressed moor (helmteken: een uitkomende geklede moriaan met wrong (Froma))
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 circle, right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fleur de lys, in dexter base and sinister chief a star (een lelie, rechtsonder en linksboven vergezeld van een ster (Uilersma?))
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 below the heraldry
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1576, den 7 may, starf de edelveste und vielduchtige frouwe Bawe in den Ham anders Froma, der Got genedich sy, und licht under dessen steen begraven.
Translation
English translation In the year 1576 on the 7th of May died the noble and virtuous woman Bawe in den Ham, or Froma, to whom God be merciful; she lies buried beneath this stone.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscule
Inscription mentioning
Name [80] Bawe in den Ham anders Froma (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription above the heraldry
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 51, den IXden dach juny, strff de erber frow Oede Froma, de Got gnedich si.
Translation
English translation In the year [15]51 on the 9th day of June died the honourable woman Oede Froma, to whom God be merciful.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [79] Oede Froma (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 79
Personal details
Name Oede Froma
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1551/06/09
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification The Froma family was an important family in Wirdum (they lived in a so-called 'borg' and several of the male members served as 'hoofdeling' (official).
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 80
Personal details
Name Bawe in den Ham anders Froma
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1576/05/07
Additional remarks Or 2 May?
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification The Froma family was an important family in Wirdum (they lived in a so-called 'borg' and several of the male members served as 'hoofdeling' (official).
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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