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Wall memorial of Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 6
Name Wall memorial of Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Appingedam, Nicolaïkerk
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Wall memorial
Short description Wall memorial with a coat of arms in the centre, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [63] St. Nicolaaskerk (Nicolaïkerk) (St Nicholas's Church (Nicolaïkerk)), Appingedam
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde died in Appingedam
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 The medallion was attached to a pillar in the north chapel prior to 1828
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function According to tradition, the medallion was part of a tomb monument which was destroyed in 1795. Steensma and Kroesen (2008/2011), however, interpret the object as a funerary hatchment. This claim is supported by the presence of two very similar stone medallions in the church of St Bartholomew in Dornum (1549 and 1554). These two medallions - like the one in Appingedam - show the arms of the Kankema family. Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde was married to Almuth Kankena: it appears the medallions followed a certain (family) tradition.
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [9] Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde (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 sandstone
Traces of polychromy? Yes. Unclear whether the polychromy is original.
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 77 x 77 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
  • mark(s)
Specification a mark above the crest of the coat of arms; for an illustration see Pathuis (1977), p. 933, no. 27
  • Alma, Redmer, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; no. 268
  • Kroesen, Justin; Steensma, Regnerus, De Groninger cultuurschat - kerken van 1000 tot 1800 (Groningen/Assen 2008), 126-127
  • Ozinga, M.D., De Nederlandsche Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst; deel VI: De Provincie Groningen; eerste stuk: Oost-Groningen ('s Gravenhage 1940), 10
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 97; no. 268
  • Steensma, Regnerus; Kroesen, Justin, Appingedam/Dornum: Drie vrijwel identieke epitafen, Groninger kerken vol. 28; no. 2 (2011), 46
  • Stenvert, Ronald, Monumenten in Nederland, Groningen (Zeist/Zwolle 1998), 66
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 589-16
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Wall memorial of [6] Wall memorial of Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde

Indication of part
Indication of part Wall memorial
Short description
Short description Wall memorial with a coat of arms in the centre, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 77 x 77 x 0
Date
Year 1515
Specified date 1515/02/15
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Appingedam, Nicolaïkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The medallion is attached to a pillar in the north chapel
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Wall memorial
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Tournament shield
Specification
Description of the shield an eagle, in a chief three garbs in fess (een adelaar, in een schildhoofd drie korenschoven naast elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant eagle's head and neck between four pennons with a garb on flagstaffs, two on each side (helmteken: een uitkomende adelaarskop en -hals, tussen vier wimpels met elk een korenschoof erop aan vlaggestokken, twee aan elke kant)
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 Kankena
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde was married to Almuth (von) Kankena

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Wall memorial
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edge of the medallion
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1515 am 15 februarii starf de erenthveste Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde, hovetlicke.
Translation
English translation In the year 1515, on 15 February, died the venerable Gerdt of Dornum and Wittmund, chieftain.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [9] Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 9
Personal details
Name Gerdt tho Dornum unde Withmunde
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1515/02/15
Additional remarks Also known as Gerdt van den Clooster. In 1471 he married Almuth (von) Kankena, daughter of Hero Maurits van Dornum and Alket van Wirdum. He probably died while battling the Saxons in Appingedam.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification chieftain ('hoofdeling')
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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