Local Heart, Global Soul

February 6, 2019

Witches And The Mogge Murder Mystery…

(photograph © Kiwidutch) Following yesterday’ s post, I found out that as well as cheese, meat, madder, and wool being weighed in the “Waag” (weigh house), witches were supposed to be too! Fortunately Zierikzee doesn’t seem to have ever gone on any massive witch hunts.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

Earlier in the day I found a statue of Pieter Mogge.   (Pieter Mogge Stands Tall In And For Zierikzee… )
Now I found out that he didn’t just pass away from old age but was actually murdered… a murder mystery ensued, but judging by the subsequent actions of the prime suspect it appears obvious “who-dunnit”.

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

(photograph © Kiwidutch)

The photograph accompanying the last text is a still life that probably fairly well represents the kind of meal the madder assayers had the evening before. Lobsters were plentiful, much more than today, but it’s not the representation of the food that catches my eye, it’s the stunning perfection of the painting. Each piece looks life-like, the light is amazing, The textures of the soft bread, the fruit, the plate, oyster and lobster shells, tankard, fork, plates and tablecloth are captured with precision and amazing detail. I could look at paintings like this forever, it makes me happy, it’s peaceful, calm, inward looking in the best of ways. Every time I look I find a new detail revealed. Pure. genius.

2 Comments »

  1. Dear Kiwidutch,

    many thanks for the good writings about Zierikzee. The Pieter Mogge who was murdered died in 1716, the one of the statue in 1756. Kind regards

    Met vriendelijke groet,

    Sander
    Op wo 6 feb. 2019 om 02:01 schreef Local Heart, Global Soul :

    > kiwidutch posted: “(photograph © Kiwidutch) Following yesterday’ s post, I > found out that as well as cheese, meat, madder, and wool being weighed in > the “Waag” (weigh house), witches were supposed to be too! Fortunately > Zierikzee doesn’t seem to have ever gone on any massiv” >

    Comment by ska987 — February 6, 2019 @ 6:39 am | Reply

    • Dear ska987 (Sander),

      Welcome to my blog and many thanks for your comment.

      BTW You posted your telephone number in your comment, I removed it for reasons of your internet privacy and safety (so you don’t get thousands of spam messages which can happen if your mobile number is on public view) I hope that that’s ok.

      I loved my time in Zierikzee, the only bad thing was that we were not there for long enough !!! I’ve love to go back and see more.

      Comment by kiwidutch — February 7, 2019 @ 6:41 am | Reply


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