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Floor slab of Sasker (Sasscher) van Heringa and Hylle Aebinga

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 71
Name Floor slab of Sasker (Sasscher) van Heringa and Hylle Aebinga
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Groningen, Martinikerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with heraldry within an architectural construction, human figures above and a cartouche below, inscriptions, in each corner a medallion with heraldry, decorations of fruits, strapwork and herms
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [35] St. Martinikerk (St Martin's Church), Groningen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Sasker van Heringa was mayor of the city of 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 • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family. • No further 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 Sasker (Sasscher) van Heringa and Hylle Aebinga
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [28] Sasker (Sasscher) van Heringa (male)
  • [5774] Hylle Aebinga (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
Additional remarks It is very likely that the slab also commemorated the wife because of the heraldry on the slab.
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
Completeness
Condition Worn inscriptions
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, Een rondgang langs de grafzerken in het koor van de Martinikerk, Groninger kerken 28 (2011), 62-69, 66
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 111; no. 346
  • Vos, Rik; Leeman, Fred, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 131
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Grave number: 18. The slab shows resemblance to the slabs made by Vincent Lucas and with the slab for Anna de Ligne de Barbasso in the same church.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [71] Floor slab of Sasker (Sasscher) van Heringa and Hylle Aebinga

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with heraldry within an architectural construction, human figures above and a cartouche below, inscriptions, in each corner a medallion with heraldry, decorations of fruits, strapwork and herms
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1565
Specified date 1565/03/01
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Date of death according to Pathuis 1 March 1565, to Vos en Leeman 1557
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Groningen, Martinikerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation It is likely that the sculptor of the slab came from the province of Friesland, because of the high quality of the work. Sixteenth-century stone slabs from the province of Groninger are generally simpler in shape.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry bottom left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: per pale, I: unrecognisable; II: per fess, a: in sinister chief a star; b: unrecognisable; right (lozenge shield): unrecognisable (links: gedeeld, I: onherkenbaar; II: doorsneden, a: linksboven een ster (= Rinia, als in centre slab); rechts (ruitschild): onherkenbaar).
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant lion (helmteken: een uitkomende leeuw)
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 bottom right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II: a crowned gothic initial A; right (lozenge shield): eight roses in orle, 3-2-3, an inescutcheon (links: gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een gekroonde gotische letter A; rechts: acht zoomsgewijs geplaatste rozen, 3-2-3, en een hartschild)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two wings (helmteken: een vlucht)
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 Dit zijn de wapens van de ouders van de schoonmoeder van Sasker: she was a descendant of the Groninger Alma and Jarges families. Although Sasker was a Frisian, he became mayor of Groningen city (also thanks to his mother-in-law?).
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 Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: a two headed eagle; right (lozenge shield): per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II: a double toothed comb between three lozenges, 2-1 (links: een dubbele adelaar (= Aebinga); rechts (ruitschild): gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een kam met een dubbele rij tanden, vergezeld van drie ruiten, 2-1 (Camminga))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: just the tail of an eagle visible (helmteken: alleen de staart van een adelaar zichtbaar)
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 Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II:: a fleur de lys between two roses, palewise; right (lozenge shield): per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II: a fess, in chief unrecognisable; in base three stars (links: gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een lelie tussen twee rozen boven elkaar (Van Heringa); rechts (ruitschild): gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een dwarsbalk, erboven onherkenbaar; onder vergezeld van drie sterren.
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant woman holding her skirt in one and a distaff in the other hand between two ostrich feathers(helmteken: twee struisveren, waartussen een uitkomende vrouw, haar rok ophoudend met de rechterhand en in de linkerhand een spinrokken (Van Heringa))
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II:: a fleur de lys between two roses, palewise; right (lozenge shield): per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II: per fess, a: a star; b: two clover leaves in fess; (links: gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een lelie tussen twee rozen boven elkaar (Van Heringa); rechts (ruitschild): gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar: II: doorsneden, a: een ster; b: twee klaverbladen naast elkaar (Rinia))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant woman holding her skirt in one and a distaff in the other hand between two ostrich feathers(helmteken: twee struisveren, waartussen een uitkomende vrouw, haar rok ophoudend met de rechterhand en in de linkerhand een spinrokken (Van Heringa))
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 Twee wapens onder één helm: Links: gedeeld: I een halve adelaar, II een roos, een lelie en een roos onder elkaar (= Van Heringa). Helmteken: twee struisveren, waartussen een uitkomende vrouw, met de rechterhand de rok iets opnemend, en in de opgeheven linkerhand een puntige stok, gestoken door een kluwen garen (?, of een grote bloem) (= Van Heringa).
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield left: a two-headed eagle; right (lozenge shield): per pale, I: a demi-eagle; II: a crowned gothif initial A (links: een dubbele adelaar (= Aebinga); rechts (ruitschild): gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een gekroonde gotische letter A)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant eagle's head (helmteken: een uitkomende adelaarskop)
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 Int jaer Ons Heren MVc LXV, den 1sten martii, sterf den erntpheste herscup Sasker van Her[inga ...].
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1565, on the first of March, died the venerable sir Sasker van Her[inga ...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [28] Sasker (Sasscher) van Heringa (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks According to Redmer Alma the heraldry of the wife of Sasker was added, because of her Groninger offspring and because of her possessions within the city.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • mythical figures and/or creatures
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • allegorical figures
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) In the central field an architectural construction with pillars, decorated basements etc., human figures above and a cartouche (with strapwork) flanked by herms below; worn Renaissance decorations everywhere
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories Justitia, above the central heraldry, two (worn) figures holding her blindfold and a balance at her left side; two larger human figures in the corners
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 28
Personal details
Name Sasker (Sasscher) van Heringa
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1565
Additional remarks Date of death 1 March 1565 (Pathuis)? Sasker van Heringa married Hylle Aebinga in 1532. Although he was a Frisian, he became mayor of Groningen city (his mother-in-law was a descendant of the Groninger Alma and Jarges families (see heraldry in the bottom right corner of the slab).
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
Specification
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 5774
Personal details
Name Hylle Aebinga
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks She was married to Sasker van Heringa (1532), who was mayor of the city of Groningen
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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