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Floor slab of Sascker van Heringa and Hil van Aebinga

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 71
Name Floor slab of Sascker van Heringa and Hil van 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 two allied arms under Renaissance architecture in the centre, a personification and putti at the top, a cartouche with a worn-away inscription at the bottom, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with allied arms in the corners
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 Sascker van Heringa was mayor of the city of Groningen
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, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Sascker van Heringa and Hil van Aebinga
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [28] Sascker van Heringa (male)
  • [5774] Hil van Aebinga (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
Additional remarks Only the name of Sascker van Heringa is legible. The slab was most likely intended for his wife as well, considering the depicted heraldry. Hil van Aebinga's name may have been mentioned along the worn left edge.
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Largely complete
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, Een rondgang langs de grafzerken in het koor van de Martinikerk, Groninger kerken 28 (2011), 62-69, 66
  • Alma, Redmer, Groningen, Martinikerk: Grafzerken op huidige ligging of verblijfplaats, http://www.redmeralma.nl/groningen_MK2.htm; nos. 1.1.05 / 346
  • 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
  • Wierstra, Simon, Genealogische bestanden van de oude Friese adel en aanverwante families tot 1800, http://www.simonwierstra.nl/index6.htm
Other documentation
Register of graves: no. 18
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [71] Floor slab of Sascker van Heringa and Hil van Aebinga

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with two allied arms under Renaissance architecture in the centre, a personification and putti at the top, a cartouche with a worn-away inscription at the bottom, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with allied arms in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1565
Specified date 1565/03/01
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification only legible date of death, that of Sascker van Heringa
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 The slab is located in the high choir, south side
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation Given the style of the slab, its sculptor originated from Friesland. Compare the slabs made by Vincent Lucas and Benedictus Gerbrants.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, under the left arch, 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 High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: a fleur-de-lys between two flowers (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een lelie, boven en beneden vergezeld van een bloem)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant woman holding up a flower (helmteken: een uitkomende vrouw die een bloem omhoog houdt)
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 Heringa
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Sascker van Heringa's father. Was the family name inscribed on the small cartouche below the allied arms?
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, under the left arch, 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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: per fess, A: a star; B: two clover leaves in fess (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: doorsneden, A: een ster; B: twee klaverbladen naast 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 Rinia
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Sascker van Heringa's mother
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, under the right arch, 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 High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield a double-headed eagle (een dubbelkoppige adelaar)
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 Aebinga
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Hil van Aebinga's father. Was the family name inscribed on the small cartouche below the allied arms?
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, under the right arch, 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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: a crowned gothic initial A (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een gekroonde gotische letter A)
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 Alma
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Hil van Aebinga's mother
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner, 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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: a fleur-de-lys between two flowers (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een lelie, boven en beneden vergezeld van een bloem)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant woman holding up a flower (helmteken: een uitkomende vrouw die een bloem omhoog houdt)
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 Heringa
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Sascker van Heringa's paternal grandfather
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner, 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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away (weggesleten)
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 Juwsma (most likely)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Sascker van Heringa's paternal grandmother
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner, 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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: per fess, A: a star; B: two clover leaves in fess (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: doorsneden, A: een ster; B: twee klaverbladen naast elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a contourny lion (helmteken: een omgewende 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 Rinia
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Sascker van Heringa's maternal grandfather
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner, 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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away (weggesleten)
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 Popma (most likely)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Sascker van Heringa's maternal grandmother
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper right corner, 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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield a double-headed eagle (een dubbelkoppige adelaar)
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 Aebinga
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Hil van Aebinga's paternal grandfather
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper right corner, 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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield a double toothed comb between three lozenges, 2-1 (een kam met twee rijen tanden vergezeld van drie ruiten, 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 (Jelmera) Cammingha
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Hil van Aebinga's paternal grandmother
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower right corner, 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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: a crowned gothic initial A (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: een gekroonde gotische letter A)
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 Alma
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Hil van Aebinga's maternal grandfather
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower right corner, 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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield eight roses in orle, 3-2-3, in an inescutcheon the initial H (acht rozen zoomsgewijs geplaatst, 3-2-3, in een hartschild de letter H)
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 Jarges
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to Hil van Aebinga's maternal grandmother

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in a cartouche at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription is worn away
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription probably along all four edges of the slab originally
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, the 1st of March, died the venerable lordship Sascker van Heringa [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [28] Sascker van Heringa (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)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • fruit
  • architectural decorations
  • allegorical motifs
  • allegorical figures
  • mask(s)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Two semicircular arches between three pillars. Two putti at the upper left, with one holding an hourglass? Two putti at the upper right, with one holding a skull? Two small strapwork cartouches below the arches, as well as four small medallions showing the Ages of Man (with a skull at the far right). The large cartouche at the bottom is decorated with masks and strapwork. Herms depicted on the pedestals next to the cartouche.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories The personification of Justitia (Lady Justice) at the top. She is holding a balance in her left hand and a sword in her right hand. Two figures flanking her, holding up a drapery or blindfold.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 28
Personal details
Name Sascker van Heringa
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1565/01/01
Additional remarks Son of Eelcke van Heringa and Lisck van Rinia. He studied in Louvain (1531) and Orleans (1535). Sascker was married to Hil van Aebinga. They came from the province of Friesland and settled in the city of Groningen.
Social standing
Status nobility and patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification mayor of the city of Groningen
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 Hil van Aebinga
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1545
Additional remarks Daughter of Binnert van Aebinga and Geel Alma(?). Hil was married to Sascker van Heringa. They came from the province of Friesland and settled in the city of Groningen. Hil's maternal grandparents originated from the province of Groningen.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
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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