Material: wood, polychromy
Technique: wood carving, painting
Dimensions, mm: 1180 x 530
The epitaph was restored in 1959-1962. and in 2003
Wooden epitaph of Secretary of Chivalry David von Wiecken (?–1657).
Governor-General of Livonia, Karelia and Ingria Johan Skytte (1557–1645) appointed Wiecken the Koknese Court Assessor in 1630. The Queen of Sweden Christina (1626–1689), granted nobility to Wiecken. Later he was appointed German Secretary of Livonia Province Council and Secretary of Livonian Nobility. He died on 20 December 1657.
One of the oldest wooden epitaphs in Latvia. A typical art monument of the Mannerist period, which represents the period from the middle of the 17th century, which is little represented in the evolution of wooden epitaphs.
Latin text in the cartouche: Nobilissimus strenius & con / sultissimus vir DNUS DAVID a / WIECKEN, haereditarius in Hamaw & / Lanschaff Sr. m. Svesiae supremi dicasterii / in Livonia adsessor, nobilitatis Livo / nicae it Stadt equestris secre / tarifus aeta suae L III;