Technique: stone carving
Wall Tomb of the Great Guild Elder Borris Depkin (?–1696),
The wall tomb belongs to Great Guild Elder Borris Depkin (?–1696), father of Liborius Depkin (1652–1708), renowned pastor, writer and bibliographer, compiler of Latvian–German dictionary, and his descendants.
Only the upper part of the wall tomb has survived. A quote from the Gospel of John (14:19) is carved inside the laurel wreath framed by acanthus ornament; below the quote there is a skull with crossed bones. Depkin and Dreling family coats of arms carved on the sides are no longer discernible. The tomb was once crowned with an allegorical female figure holding a book in her hand.
Inscriptions: in the laurel wreath: IOHAN: XIV. / ICH LEBE / VND IHR SOLT / AUCH LEBEN;
John 14. I live and you must live too.
on the cornice frieze (partly faded): BORRIS DEPKIN. ELST. D. GR. GULDE. V. SEINEN ERBEN Ao 1696