Material: Wood, polychromy. The dominant heraldic colors are gold, silver and blue
Technique: wood carving, painting
Dimensions, mm: 2580×1840
Restoration: around 1890
Epitaph of the Lieutenant-General Karl Friedrich von Mengden (1666–1734). Karl Friedrich von Mengden was of the Gustav von Mengden’s son and Otto von Mengden’s grandson.
The Mengden family is mentioned in the first group of the noble matricula compiled in 1733-1747, i.e. among the 52 families whose ancestors had already lived in Livonia before 1561. The Mengdens owned a grave in the altar of the cathedral. The tombstone has not survived. Riga Cathedral exhibits three epitaphs dedicated to representatives of three generations of this family.
K. Fr. Mengden’s epitaph is thought to have been modeled after the epitaph dedicated to father G. Mengden, because only the design of the inscription plate uses different motifs.
Below the coat of arms is an inscription plate with the text in German:
Der Hochwohlgebohrne Herr
Baron Carl Friedrich von Mengden
Frey Herr von Altenwogen Erb-Herr auf Lappier Carlsberg
Ercul Coltzen etc: wolbestalter General – Lieutenant
und das Hertzogthums Liefflands wohlmeritirter
Land Raht ist gebohren 1666 d : 12 May, und
Ao 1734 d. 28 December seelig verschieden, begraben, d : 8.July Ao 1735.