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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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"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.

Located in a monumental building in the heart of Chisinau, with 12 exhibition rooms and a diorama, with a total area of 5,700 square meters, having at the beginning a staff consisting of a few professional museographers and only a few thousand pieces of heritage, in a in a relatively short time, as a result of multiple conceptual, structural and organizational changes, but also thanks to the decisive contribution of the institution's staff, the National Museum of History of Moldova managed to transform from an institution for the application of official science into a genuine center for studying and promoting national history, keeper and protector of a valuable historical-cultural heritage.

Currently, the National Museum of History of Moldova owns a heritage that counts over 345,000 pieces of real historical, documentary and artistic value. The most significant museum collections were valued in the framework of numerous cultural-scientific events and thematic exhibitions, organized in the country and abroad, scientific symposia and conferences, articles and publicity notes in the periodical press, radio and television shows, organized by the museum workers.

The museographic projects, carried out during the 40 years of existence, aimed, equally, at the activity of completing and diversifying the museum heritage, the exhibition activity, as well as the activity of scientific and editorial research.

In 1987, the first temporary museum exhibition was inaugurated, and from 1991, the first permanent exhibition "Pages of multi-thousand-year history" began to operate, covering the historical period from the earliest times to 1940. Later modernized - both conceptually and from the point of view of the content and the way of presentation -, constantly supplemented with new pieces, equipped with modern audiovisual means, the museum's permanent exhibition today brings together the most valuable pieces of heritage, offering the public an overview of the evolution over time of history and civilization in this space, evoking extraordinary events and personalities that marked our destiny.

Since 1992, the most important results of scientific investigations in the field of history, archeology and museology are published annually in the Tyragetia museum magazine. In parallel with the magazine, catalogs of collections, brochures, monographs, collections of studies and articles are published. In collaboration with other prominent institutions in the country and abroad, the museum has carried out countless cultural-scientific projects, focused on the research and valorization of the cultural-historical heritage. They are brilliant performances that confirm its status as an indisputable authority in the field of scientific research, its status as a true temple of national history and culture.

The anniversary exhibition "The National Museum of History of Moldova at 40 years. An illustrated history" offers the public valuable information on the history of the creation of the museum, scientific and editorial activity, exhibition valorization of the museum heritage, cultural-educational activities, collaborative relations with scientific and cultural institutions in the country and abroad.

A separate compartment of the exhibition includes the publications of the museum and scientific staff, leaflets and posters of thematic exhibitions, promotional materials edited to promote the image of the museum and the activities organized within the institution.

The anniversary moment is one full of satisfaction and fulfillment for the museum team - museographers, researchers, restorers - for all those who have been and always remain in the service of the goddess Clio, who, through professionalism and dedication, make the history of this prestigious institution of culture and science .


 




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
  
  

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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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©2006-2024 National Museum of History of Moldova
Visit museum 31 August 1989 St., 121 A, MD 2012, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova
Phones:
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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

 



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