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Floor slab of Ballo Froma

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 58
Name Floor slab of Ballo 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 allied arms in a circle, an inscription on the edge and heraldry in the corners
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 institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • 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
  • 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; 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 Ballo Froma
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [82] Ballo Froma (male)
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 204 x 104 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Good 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; 492
  • 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. 492
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 235
Other documentation
Inventory SKKN: church 9743, object 8 (p. 4). See also: http://www.beeldbankgroningen.nl/beeldbank/weergave/record/?id=0897b639-edff-0851-9c15-0c423a54c774
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [58] Floor slab of Ballo Froma

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms in a circle, an inscription on the edge and heraldry in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 204 x 104 x 0
Date
Year 1576
Specified date 1576/08/29
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 in the 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 per pale, I: a contourny wreathed moor's head and bust between two roses, in pale; II: a demi eagle (gedeeld, I: een omgewend morianenborstbeeld met wrong tussen twee rozen onder elkaar; II: de Friese adelaar (Froma))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a contourny issuant dressed an wreathed moor (helmteken: een omgewende uitkomende geklede moor met een wrong)
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 lower left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield a contourny demi-lion (een omgewende halve leeuw)
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 lower right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield
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 Wapen: een adelaar met borstschild, misschien beladen met drie sterren.
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 crescent between three roses, 2-1 (een wassenaar, vergezeld van drie rozen, 2-1)
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 top left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield a wreathed moor's head between three roses, 2-1 (een moriaanshoofd met hoofdband; vergezeld van drie zilveren rozen, 2-1 (Froma) (Pathuis en Alma)
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 top right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield a fleur de lys, in dexter chief and in sinister base a star (een lelie, rechstboven en linksonder 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 top circle
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Froma
Translation
English translation Froma
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscule
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1576, den 29 augusti, storf den edelvesten unde erbaren Ballo Froma, tho Wirdum, Slochteren, ten Buer, op de Middelrugewart Hoevelinck.
Translation
English translation On 29 August 1576 died the venerable and honourable Ballo Froma, official in Wirdum, Slochteren, Ten Boer and on Middelrugewart.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscule
Inscription mentioning
Name [82] Ballo Froma (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 82
Personal details
Name Ballo Froma
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1576/08/29
Additional remarks Was he the guardian of the 16th-century chronicler of Groningen: Abel Eppens?
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification He was a 'hoofdeling' (official) in the environment of 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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