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Floor slab of Swer Rengers

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 59
Name Floor slab of Swer Rengers
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Wittewierum, Nieuwe 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, a cartouche with inscription and Renaissance decorations (strapwork)
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [103] Kerk van Wittewierum (Church of Wittewierum), Wittewierum
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification In the church there is a vault for the Rengers family and several slabs of members of the family have survived
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) In the tower there is a memorial stone with the inscription 'Anno 1558' and the heraldic shield of the Rengers family. Before 1854 this stone was situated in the facade of the former rectory.
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Swer Renghers (Swer Rengers)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [83] Swer Renghers (Swer Rengers) (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 Blonde sandstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 203 x 103 x 0
Completeness
Condition The slab is rather worn
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; 493
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, deel VI De Provincie Groningen, eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 184
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 139; no. 493
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 236
Other documentation
Inventory SKKN: church 1784, object 8 (p. 3)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [59] Floor slab of Swer Rengers

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms, a cartouche with inscription and Renaissance decorations (strapwork)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 203 x 103 x 0
Date
Year 1558
Specified date 1558/11/03
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Wittewierum, Nieuwe Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located near the pulpit
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 centre, 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 three lion's faces, 2-1 (drie aanziende leeuwenkoppen ( Ten Water))
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 centre, left
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 a fess between three roses, 2-1 (een dwarsbalk vergezeld van drie rozen, 2-1 (Rengers))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two wings, each with a fess (helmteken een vlucht, elke vleugel beladen met een dwarsbalk)
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 within the cartouche below
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Den 3 november ys herlick verstorven de e[rbaren?] Swer Renghers ende her gedolven anno 1558.
Translation
English translation On 3 November 1558 has died the [honorable?] Swer Renghers, buried here.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [83] Swer Renghers (Swer Rengers) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Floral motifs can be vague identified at the edges of the slab. On the whole of the inner part strapwork.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 83
Personal details
Name Swer Renghers (Swer Rengers)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1558/11/03
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification The Rengers family was an important family in Wittewierum. The family had a burial vault in de church.
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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