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Floor slab of Melle Clant

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 8
Name Floor slab of Melle Clant
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Appingedam, Nicolaïkerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of a young man in a niche holding allied arms, a crest above, an inscription below, and rosettes in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
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
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Melle Clant
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [8] Melle Clant (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?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 177 x 87 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab shows several breaks
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; no. 271
  • Alma, Redmer, Portretzerken in Groningen, Groninger kerken 22 (2005), 105-108, 117-120; 107
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 97; no. 271
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 589-18, photo no. 58.12.28
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [8] Floor slab of Melle Clant

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with the effigy of a young man in a niche holding allied arms, a crest above, an inscription below, and rosettes in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 177 x 87 x 0
Date
Year 1542
Specified date
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 slab is located in the north aisle, placed vertically against the north wall
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre of the slab
Portrait of
Name Melle Clant
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture standing
Manner of portrayal standing in a niche; holding allied arms
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description a 'paltrok' (tunic-like garment)
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The depicted man appears to be rather young

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, 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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield on a sinister bend three palewise fishes (een linkerschuinbalk beladen met drie rechtopstaande vissen)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest (above the effigy): two wings each with three fishes, bendwise and sinister bendwise (helmteken (boven het portret): een vlucht met op elke vleugel drie vissen, rechts schuinrechts geplaatst en links schuinlinks)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
Specification A young man
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Clant
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, 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 three six-pointed stars, 2-1, and an invected bordure(?) (drie zespuntige sterren, 2-1, en een ingeschulpte schildzoom(?))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
Specification A young man
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to possibly Ufkens or To Eelwert?
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription below the niche with the male figure
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer MVc XLII starf Melle Clant, de Godt ghenadgh sy.
Translation
English translation In the year 1542 died Melle Clant, to whom God be merciful.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [8] Melle Clant (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)
  • rosettes
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) rosettes in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 8
Personal details
Name Melle Clant
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1542
Additional remarks
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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