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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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„Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work”

March 18 - May 5, 2014

The exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work" is part of a new cycle of cultural and scientific events - a project with the generic „Personalities of the 20th century" initiated by the NMHM having as objective the valorization and promotion of the achievements of notorious personalities of national culture and science.

Commemorative exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work”

The exhibition displays over 150 photographs, documents, state distinctions, toffees which were awarded to V. Gagiu at different international competitions and festivals, personal objects, film posters etc. - relics that reflect the life and work of the renowned scenarist and film director.

Different compartment of the exhibition shows us the years of studies, professional activity, social activity and private life of V. Gagiu.

The photos represent fascinating fragments from the most valuable cinema projections realized by the late scenarist and film director, such as: Omul merge după soare (The man follows the sun), Când pleacă cocorii (When cranes are leaving), Gustul pâinii (The taste of bread), Zece ierni pe-o vară (Ten winters for one summer), Corbii prada n-o împart (The crows don't share the pray), Unde ești, dragoste (Where are you, love), Deținutul misterios (The mysterious prisoner), Ultimul haiduc (The last haiduc) etc. They also offer an opportunity to meet with the great actors who featured in Valeriu Gagiu's movies: Grigore Grigoriu, Dumitru Fusu, Valeriu Cupcea, Vasile Zubcu, Marica Bălan, Gheorghe Grâu, Natalia Saico, Larisa Lujina, Anatol Papanov, Valeriu Gataev, Nicolae Gubenco, Larisa Guzeeva etc.

Commemorative exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work”Commemorative exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work”Commemorative exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work”Commemorative exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work”Commemorative exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work”
Commemorative exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work”

Among the many valuable objects displayed in the exhibition some have a particular sentimental value.

This is an image of V. Gagiu near the bust of Nicolae Iorga, the place where once was the Sanatorium - Maternity of doctor Rudolf Kurtz, where on May 1st, 1938 was born the future scenarist and film director.

This is a calendar with a fragment from the movie „Omul merge după soare" (The man follows the sun) with which V. Gagiu made his debut in 1961 at „Moldova-film" Studio as a scenarist.

The typewriting machine „Colibri" is another special memorial object which was used by V. Gagiu to write his first scenarios and which has been confiscated in 1971 by the KGB the during the search conducted at home.

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The exhibition „Valeriu Gagiu. The man and his work" is organized by the National Museum of History of Moldova in collaboration with the Cinematographers Union of the 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