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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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„2015, European Year of Industrial and Technical Heritage” 

September 23 – October 26, 2015
Exhibition „2015, European Year of Industrial and Technical Heritage" was organized in collaboration with the Agency for Inspection and Restoration of Monuments as part of the European Heritage Days...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
„Early urbanism in prehistoric Europe: the case of the Tripillia mega-sites”  

September 9 – November 6, 2015
The international traveling exhibition „Trypillia Megasites" was organized as part of the UK-Ukrainian project „Early urbanism in prehistoric Europe: the case of the Trypillia mega-sites" (2012-2016), funded by Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Painting exhibition „Metamorphoses of space III” 

August 28th - September 6th 2015
On august 28th, in the ground floor hall of the National Museum of History of Moldova was opened an exhibition of Ukrainian plastic artists from the Republic of Moldova with the generic „Metamorphoses of space III"...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
"Ion Ungureanu, a destiny lit by the Evening Star" 

August 1 - September 15, 2015
The National Museum of History of Moldova invites you to visit the exhibition "Ion Ungureanu, a destiny lit by the Evening Star", dedicated to the illustrious scholar, former Minister of Culture of the Republic of Moldova, artist of the people, laureate of the National Prize, Knight of the Order of the Republic...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Exhibition dedicated to the Academy “Stefan cel Mare” of the Ministry of Internal Affaires 

June 30 - July 12, 2015
On 30 June 2015, the National Museum of History of Moldova opened a temporary exhibition reflecting the history of the Academy "Stefan cel Mare" of the Ministry of Internal Affaires to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its founding...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Origami exhibition „My sweet childhood” 

May 27th – June 10th 2015
On the occasion of the International Children's Day, at the National Museum of History of Moldova will be organized an origami exhibition with the generic „My sweet childhood". The exhibition will be on display in the hall on the ground floor and is organized in collaboration with the Association "Origami Moldova"...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“Burning Candela of Faith”  

May 16 - September 15, 2015
The Exhibition "Burning Candela of Faith" is organized by the Sector of Medieval History and Numismatics, coordinator A. Chiroșca, for the promotion of the collection of marial icons from the museum's collections. It gathers around 90 icons painted in tempera and oil on wood, which are representative by the multitude of marial types, different styles and painting techniques...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
“The works of Voltaire, the great French figure of the Enlightenment – part of the Koch’s book collection from the Scientific Library of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy named after Nicolae Testemitanu” 

May 16th – 31st, 2015
The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Scientific Library of the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy named after Nicolae Testemitanu in order to familiarize the public with the old and rare books of the Koch's collection...


National Museum of History of Moldova, 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
„The oak from Caracui” 

May 12 - August 1, 2015
The exhibition „The oak from Caracui" is dedicated to the centenary from the birth of academician Nicolae Corlăteanu, founder of Romanian linguistics in the Republic of Moldova and well-known professor, Laureate of the State Prize, Emeritus of Science, Chevalier of the Order of the Republic, author of more than 550 scientific and memorial works...


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