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Floor slab of [...] Froma (Melde or Hielde?)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 57
Name Floor slab of [...] Froma (Melde or Hielde?)
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 and inscription
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1575
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). More slabs of members of the family are left in the church.
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; no information on possible other functions
Grave findings
Additional remarks no information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name [...] Froma (Melde or Hielde?)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [81] [...] Froma (Melde or Hielde?) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
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 Red sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 186 x 96 x 0
Completeness
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, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; 490
  • 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; no. 490
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 235
Other documentation
Inventory SKKN: church 9743, object 6 (p. 4)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [57] Floor slab of [...] Froma (Melde or Hielde?)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with heraldry and inscription
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 186 x 96 x 0
Date
Year 1556
Specified date 1556/10/11
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 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
Specification
Description of the shield unrecognisable (onherkenbaar)
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 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
Specification
Description of the shield 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)
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
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription 1556, den 11 octobris, starf de erbare frowe Melde Froma, de Godt genaedich si.
Translation
English translation On 11 October 1556 died the honorable woman Melde Froma, to whom God will be gracious.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [81] [...] Froma (Melde or Hielde?) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 81
Personal details
Name [...] Froma (Melde or Hielde?)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1556/10/11
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification The Froma family was an important family in Wirdum
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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