EN RO
National Museum of History of Moldova
Read Mode















#Exhibit of the Month

Kyathos (Ancient Greek: κύαθος - ladle, cup) is an ancient Greek vessel (ladle), used to pour wine from various larger vessels (kraters, hydriai, pelicai, and so on) into drinking cups. During the existence of these vessels, they were made of different materials: from silver and bronze to burnt clay, the latter ones being often painted with red and black figures, and sometimes covered only with black slip.

In the myths about Hercules, a young cupbearer named Kyathos is mentioned, who during a feast, scooping up wine from a vessel with a ceramic ladle to pour it into Hercules' bowl, accidentally broke the high handle of the vessel (which often happens) and spilled wine on the legendary hero. Hercules, not calculating his strength, gave the inattentive young man a flick on the forehead. Although it was a simple flick, it was fatal to the young cupbearer. In memory of this sad event in the homeland of Kyathos, in Aetolia, a grove was planted, called the Grove of the Cupbearer, where a sculpture was placed depicting Kyathos serving the cup to Hercules. Also, in memory of the cupbearer, the ladle vessels were named after him.

Kyathoi made of silver or bronze, most often with a very small bowl diameter (4 to 6 cm), were used to extract wine from amphorae (their necks ranged from 8 to 10-12 cm in diameter). The metal ladles were usually equipped with a long thin looping handles ending in a stylized swan's head.

These vessels were common in various cultures of the Greek period of the 6th-4th centuries BC.

The bronze Kyathos kept at the National Museum of History of Moldova, like most metal objects of this type, has a loop-shaped handle ending in a swan's head and the following characteristics: weight - 116.40 g; maximum length - 31.5 cm; handle width 0.9 -2 cm; diameter of the bowl at the opening - 4.4x5 cm; bowl bottom diameter - 4 cm; bowl height - 2.7 cm.


 
National Museum of History of Moldova
 


Events Archive



International Museum Day 2015

16 May 2015

  International Museum Day 2015
This year the series of events dedicated to International Museum Day took place on May 16, between 11.00-17.00 hours, under the theme „Museums for a sustainable society.

Visitors were offered an extensive program of interactive and entertaining activities within masterclasses, workshops, contests and exhibitions.

Details>>


The anniversary of the Victory Day Against Fascism, 70 years from the end of World War II

4 May 2015

On the occasion of the 70th anniversary from the end of World War II at the National Museum of History of Moldova were held two activities, on the 30th April and 4th May, with the generic „World War II. A tragic lesson of 20th century". Pupils from the Theoretical Lyceum „Minerva" and the Republican Music Boarding-School „Serghei Rahmaninov" participated at the event which was held in the Diorama Hall of the museum. Different subjects were approached, such as the horrors of the war, the historic significance of the day of 9th May and the participation of grandfathers in the battlefield and their contribution to peace in Europe. The aim of these actions is knowledge of history, homage of war veterans and promotion of solidarity between generations.

The anniversary of the Victory Day Against Fascism, 70 years from the end of World War II The anniversary of the Victory Day Against Fascism, 70 years from the end of World War II The anniversary of the Victory Day Against Fascism, 70 years from the end of World War II

Round table „Evolution of money - from coins to virtual cards and contactless”

9 April 2015

Round table „Evolution of money - from coins to virtual cards and contactless”
At the National Museum of History of Moldova was held a round table with the topic „Evolution of money - from coins to virtual cards and contactless" which was organized by the European Fund for the South-Eastern Europe through the Development Facility (EFSE DF) in partnership with the National Bank of Moldova and the host institution.

Details>>

Concert by Baltic Guitar Quartet from Lithuania

10 March 2015

The Baltic Guitar Quartet from Vilnius gave an extraordinary concert in the Blue Room of the museum celebrating the 25th anniversary from the restoration of Lithuanian Independence, an even organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the Republic of Moldova.

Details>>

Festive meeting dedicated to the International Women's Day at the National Museum of History of Moldova

4 March 2015

Festive meeting dedicated to the International Women's Day at the National Museum of History of Moldova
On the occasion of 8th March, the National Museum of History of Moldova held a cultural event titled "I kiss your hand, woman", which brought together female employees and collaborators of our institution. After the general director, dr.hab. Eugen Sava's congratulation words, all present ladies enjoyed a performance given by artistic groups of the Esthetic Education Center "Lăstărel" as a tribute of honor and appreciation.

Details>>

Dragobete Day at National Museum of History of Moldova

23 February 2015

Dragobete Day at National Museum of History of Moldova
On the eve of traditional Romanian holiday Dragobete, the National Museum of History of Moldova organized in partnership with Esthetic Education Center „Lăstărel" and Theoretical Lyceum „Mircea Eliade" an event to honor ancestral cultural values, traditions and customs.

Details>>

Evocation „540 years from the victory of Ştefan cel Mare at Vaslui”

10 January 2015

Evocation   „540 years from the victory of Ştefan cel Mare at Vaslui”
On January 10th, were commemorated 540 years form the battle of Vaslui when prince Ştefan cel Mare obtained one of the most brilliant victories over the Ottoman army. With this occasion, the National Museum of History of Moldova organized a commemorative even with a numerous public.

Details>>

Activities entitled „A Christmas Dream”

21 December 2014

 Activities entitled „A Christmas Dream”
During the holy feasts of Christmas, National Museum of History of Moldova together with handmade dolls creators of Moldova brought the celebration joy to disadvantaged children from socialization and rehabilitation center "House of Hope", Auxiliary school no. 7 of Chisinau and to several children from families in need of village Pojăreni from Ialoveni rayon.

Details>>


Yearly session of scientific papers of the National Museum of History of Moldova (the 24th edition)

17 October 2014

Yearly session of scientific papers of the National Museum of History of Moldova, the 24th edition
On October 16th and 17th, 2014 was held the yearly session of scientific papers of the National Museum of History of Moldova, the 24th edition. Eighty researches attended the session, among them university professors from Republic of Moldova, Ukraine, France, Romania and sixty two papers were presented in three sections: Archaeology and Ancient History, Medieval and Modern History, Contemporary History and Valorification of museum heritage.

More information can be found here.

Outdoor Cinema at the National Museum of History of Moldova

26 September 2014

Between 11 to 26 September 2014 the National Museum of History of Moldova hosted in its backyard a novel event for museum institutions in the country - "Under the Stars Movie Night ". The initiative to organize an outdoor film Cinematheque belonged to founders of Social-charity Project  "From heart to heart". It maintains a popular concept abroad - outdoor cinema. More information can be found here.

<< 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 >>

 

 


Independent Moldova
Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic
Bessarabia and MASSR between the Two World Wars
Bessarabia and Moldavian Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic in the Period between the Two World Wars
Revival of National Movement
Time of Reforms and their Consequences
Abolition of Autonomy. Bessarabia – a New Tsarist Colony
Period of Relative Autonomy of Bessarabia within the Russian Empire
Phanariot Regime
Golden Age of the Romanian Culture
Struggle for Maintaining of Independence of Moldova
Formation of Independent Medieval State of Moldova
Era of the
Great Nomad Migrations
Early Middle Ages
Iron Age and Antiquity
Bronze Age
Aeneolithic Age
Neolithic Age
Palaeolithic Age

  
National Museum of History of Moldova
  
Come to Museum! Discover the History!
  
Visit museum
Visit museum
Summer schedule: daily
10am – 6pm.

Winter schedule: daily
10am – 5pm.
Closed on Fridays.
Entrance fees:  adults - 10 MDL, pensioners, adults with moderate disabilities / disability of the 3rd degree, students - 5 MDL, school students - 2 MDL. Free access: enlisted men (...)

WiFi Free Wi-Fi Zone in the museum: In the courtyard of the National History Museum of Moldova there is Wi-Fi Internet access for visitors.






#Exhibit of the Month

Kyathos (Ancient Greek: κύαθος - ladle, cup) is an ancient Greek vessel (ladle), used to pour wine from various larger vessels (kraters, hydriai, pelicai, and so on) into drinking cups. During the existence of these vessels, they were made of different materials: from silver and bronze to burnt clay, the latter ones being often painted with red and black figures, and sometimes covered only with black slip. In the myths about Hercules, a young cupbearer named Kyathos is mentioned, who during a feast, scooping up wine from a vessel with a ceramic ladle to pour it into Hercules' bowl, accidentally broke the high handle of the vessel (which often happens) and spilled wine on the legendary hero. Hercules, not calculating his strength, gave the inattentive young man a flick on the forehead...

Read More >>

 



The National Museum of History of Moldova takes place among the most significant museum institutions of the Republic of Moldova, in terms of both its collection and scientific reputation.
©2006-2021 National Museum of History of Moldova
31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
Secretariat: +373 (22) 24-43-25
Department of Public Relations and Museum Education: +373 (22) 24-04-26
Fax: +373 (22) 24-43-69
E-mail: office@nationalmuseum.md
Technical Support: info@nationalmuseum.md
Web site administration and maintenance: Andrei EMILCIUC

menu