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The exhibit represents a unique trinocle type vessel. It is dated to the Eneolithic period, the 5th-4th millennia BC, being related to the Cucuteni-Tripolia civilization (Cucuteni A-B - Tripoli B stage).

The artefact was discovered in 1986 in the settlement of Florești V, 2.5 km west of the town of Florești, currently the estate of the village of Mărculești, on the slope of a promontory, on the surface of which the traces of about 40 prehistoric dwellings were observed.

The original fragments discovered allowed a faithful restoration of the archaeological piece, offering us, in this context, an exceptional heritage object.

The piece conventionally called "vessel" represents a device in the form of a trinocle consisting of three monocles - ceramic tubes joined at the ends by means of bridges. The monocles have cylindrical bodies hollow inside, being oval in the middle, with the lip and base flared in the shape of funnels, the edges at the extremities being flat.

The red-brick colored vessel is modeled from a fine paste of clay, burned oxidizingly and decorated with painted ornament, for which natural dyes of black-cherry shade were used. Monocles identical in shape and size are painted in the same decorative manner. On the outside, both the upper and lower funnels, along with the middle of the piece and the decks, a decoration with geometric motifs is painted. The stylized ornament on the vessel is unfolded in two and three vertical levels and divided into four registers. The most important ornamented area on the trinocle is the space between the funnels in the middle area. The decoration is composed of a group of eight horizontal lines executed on the middle of the monocles and three groups of 3-4 lines arranged vertically between registers separated by relatively thick parallel bands. On the outside, the funnels are ornamented with circles inside of which are intersected by a group of three lines and a large painted dot, and around them are several foliate representations. A few spiral lines are also observed between other thick bands arranged in triangles with a concave side. Inside the funnels, the surface is rudimentarily smoothed, forming several uneven grooves, which represent the pressed traces of the tool with which the interior was shaped, and upon closer analysis, the existence of traces of the potter's fingers can also be admitted. The decor presents images of mythological creatures and symbols of religious ideas and beliefs of the prehistoric Cucutenian communities, from which the functionality of these pieces, which could be used in magical-ritual practices, is assumed.

The dimensions of the vessel are as follows: height - 228 mm; the diameters of the extremities vary from 135 to 142 mm; maximum diameter on the line of two binoculars / bowl width - 285-291 mm.

The trident vessel from Florești belongs to the classic period of the Cucuteni culture, when the so-called "binocular" vessels were very widely known. Viewed in this context, the trinocle from Florești presents itself as a unique piece not only in the Pruto-Nistrian space, but also in the entire area of spread of the Cucuteni-Tripolye civilization, from the Carpathians to the Dnieper.

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"Postcards from Ukraine" 

24 February – 15 March 2024
The exhibition "Postcards from Ukraine" is organized by the Public Association "Progressive community", in collaboration with the National Museum of History of Moldova and with the support of the National Library of the Republic of Moldova, dedicated to the commemoration of two years since the start of Russia's aggressive war against the sovereign state Ukraine...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Icons painted on ammo boxes" 

22 February – 10 March 2024
The exhibition "Icons painted on ammo boxes" is organized by the Polish Institute in Bucharest and the National Museum of History of Moldova, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Chisinau and with the support of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Moldova...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Two years of refuge for children from Ukraine in the heart of Moldova" 

February 14 - March 14, 2024
Between February 14 and March 14, 2024, the National Museum of History of Moldova will host the photo exhibition with the title "Two years of refuge for children from Ukraine in the heart of Moldova"...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Childhood in the Gulag” 

Academy of Sciences of Moldova

8-28 February 2024
On February 8, 2024, the National History Museum of Moldova organized, in cooperation with the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, a new opening of the itinerant photo-documentary exhibition "Childhood in the Gulag" (curator dr. Ludmila D. Cojocaru). The event took place within the 9th edition of the International Scientific Conference Cultural Heritage of Yesterday - Implications in the Development of Tomorrow's Sustainable Society with the generic "Women in Research: Destinies, Contributions, Perspectives"....


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Reinhard Heydrich. The attempt. The death of Holocaust’s architect” 

January 22 – February 4, 2024
Between January 22 and February 4, 2024, the National History Museum of Moldova hosts the exhibition “Reinhard Heydrich. The attempt. The death of Holocaust’s architect”...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“CHILDHOOD IN THE GULAG” 

ȚĂRII CRIȘURILOR MUSEUM – MUSEUM COMPLEX

January 16 – March 1, 2024
On January 16, 2024, the Museum of Victims of Deportations and Political Repressions of the National Museum of History of Moldova together with the Țării Crișurilor Museum - Museum Complex, in partnership with the Bihor County Council and the Oradea City Hall, in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, organized the opening of the photo-documentary exhibition "Childhood in the Gulag" (curator Dr. Ludmila Cojocaru)...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"The National Museum of History of Moldova at 40 years. An Illustrated History" 

December 22, 2023 – January 31, 2024
The anniversary exhibition offers the public a chronicle of the most memorable events and activities in the 40-year history of the National Museum of History of Moldova.The deed establishing the museum is dated December 21, 1983, the day on which the order of the Ministry of Culture no. 561 regarding the establishment of the State Museum of History of the SSR. In 1991, by government decision, the name of the National Museum of History of Moldova was assigned to the museum...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
„Fotciencia” 

December 15, 2023 – January 30, 2024
Between December 15, 2023 and January 30, 2024, the National Museum of History of Moldova will host the photographic exhibition "Fotciencia". The photos are part of the nineteenth edition of the FOTCIENCIA competition, an initiative of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology (FECYT), with the support of the Jesús Serra Foundation and the Catalana Occidente Group, which allows us to observe science and technology from different points of view...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Memory Network - Identities, itineraries and museum confluences" 

The Revolution Memorial in Timisoara

December 9, 2023 – January 15, 2024
Between December 9, 2023 and January 15, 2024, in Timișoara, the exhibition "Memory Network - Identities, itineraries and museum confluences" will be open to the public, an event carried out as part of the 10th edition of the workshop "Rețeaua Memoriei", organized by the Institute of Investigation of the Crimes of Communism, the Timisoara Revolution Memorial, and the Museum of the Horrors of Communism in Romania - MOCR...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova

 



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#Exhibit of the Month

The exhibit represents a unique trinocle type vessel. It is dated to the Eneolithic period, the 5th-4th millennia BC, being related to the Cucuteni-Tripolia civilization (Cucuteni A-B - Tripoli B stage).The artefact was discovered in 1986 in the settlement of Florești V, 2.5 km west of the town of Florești, currently the estate of the village of Mărculești, on the slope of a promontory, on the surface of which the traces of about 40 prehistoric dwellings were observed...

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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.
©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 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

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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.
©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 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