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Floor slab of Hessel Rhala and family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 989
Name Floor slab of Hessel Rhala and family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Jelsum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with five text fields and three heraldic shields
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1575-1625
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [167] Kerk van Jelsum (Church of Jelsum), Jelsum
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 social
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
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Hessel Feckezoon Rala (Hessel Feckes Rhala) and family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2698] Hessel Feckezoon Rala (Hessel Feckes Rhala) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Also commemorated on the slab: Eeb Broers Rhala (d. 1586), Broer Hessels Rhala (d. 1598), Hessel Broers Rhala (d. 1631) and Jeda Dirks (d. 1640), widow of Broer Hessels Rhala
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
Condition The slab is in fair condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Roorda, R.S., De grafschriften, enz. van Leeuwarderadeel (Leeuwarden 1964), 21; nos. 77 and 78
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 464; no. 3178
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [989] Floor slab of Hessel Rhala and family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with five text fields and three heraldic shields
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1575-1625
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Jelsum, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn or effaced (versleten of 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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry middle shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn or effaced (versleten of 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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn or effaced (versleten of 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

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field at the top
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1539 den 29 martij sterf den eersamen Hessel Fecke zoon Rala.
Translation
English translation In the year 1539, the 29th of March, died the honourable Hessel Feckes Rhala.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [2698] Hessel Feckezoon Rala (Hessel Feckes Rhala) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2698
Personal details
Name Hessel Feckezoon Rala (Hessel Feckes Rhala)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1539/03/29
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status
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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