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Floor slab of an unknown man

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 9
Name Floor slab of an unknown man
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 demi-effigy of a man under an arch in the upper half, allied arms inside a cartouche and effaced allied arms in the lower half, inscriptions along the top and edges, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
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 and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Inscription and/or decoration with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’. • No 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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7533] unknown man (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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) removed
  • inscription(s) added
  • heraldry added
  • heraldry removed
Specification • The slab was reused in the 17th century. The original inscription along the edge was effaced and replaced with a new inscription commemorating Laurentius Pimperling (d. 1660), Reformed minister in Appingedam. Furthermore, the content of the cartouche was removed and provided with his allied arms. The allied arms at the bottom were almost completely effaced. • The remaining original elements are: the evangelist symbols, the framework of the cartouche, the effigy and the inscription above.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Alma, Redmer, Groninger gedenkwaardigheden, http://www.redmeralma.nl; nos. A273A and 626
  • Alma, Redmer, Portretzerken in Groningen, Groninger kerken 22 (2005), 105-108, 117-120; 107-108
  • Kroesen, Justin; Steensma, Regnerus, De Groninger cultuurschat - kerken van 1000 tot 1800 (Groningen/Assen 2008), 146-147
  • Pathuis, A., Groninger gedenkwaardigheden; teksten, wapens en huismerken van 1298-1814 (Assen/Amsterdam 1977), 165; no. 626
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [9] Floor slab of an unknown man

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with the demi-effigy of a man under an arch in the upper half, allied arms inside a cartouche and effaced allied arms in the lower half, inscriptions along the top and edges, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1525-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
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 south aisle, placed vertically against the south 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 upper half of the slab
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture as a bust
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing scholar
Short description a cloak with a wide collar, and a beret with earflaps on his head
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks This typical scholarly portrait of the period shows a resemblance with the painted portrait of Maarten Luther by Lucas Cranach

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the lower left (below the strapwork cartouche)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Tournament shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
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 The allied arms in the strapwork cartouche are of a later date
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the lower right (below the strapwork cartouche)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Tournament shield
Specification
Description of the shield effaced (uitgehakt)
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 The allied arms in the strapwork cartouche are of a later date

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription at the top of the central field
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription O homo, sit Jesus tibi Christus.
Translation
English translation O man, let Jesus be your Christ.
Dutch translation O mens, laat Jezus voor jou Christus zijn.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This is the only original inscription on the slab

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
  • architectural decorations
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a semi-circular arch; a strapwork cartouche; quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7533
Personal details
Name unknown man
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification possibly a clergyman and/or scholar
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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