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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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Publications Journal „Tyragetia"


Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XI [XXVI], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică
ISSN 1857-0240
E-ISSN 2537-6330

Tyragetia, serie nouă, vol. XI [XXVI], nr. 1, Arheologie. Istorie Antică

Chișinău, 2017

I. Researches


Denis Topal, Martin Golec
Vekerzug culture and new finds of Scythian akinakai in Moravia

Akinobu Kuroda
Why and How Did Silver Dominate across Eurasia Late-13th through Mid-14th Century? Historical Backgrounds of the Silver Bars Unearthed from Orheiul Vechi

II. Papers and surveys


Наталья Бурдо
Interpretation of the cultural layer of the early Trypillian site of Bernashevka I

Михаил Видейко, Рене Улрау, Евгений Слесарев, Мария Видейко
New investigations at the Trypillia BI-II site of Kolomyitsiv Yar

Юрий Рассамакин
A unique find of a cast of a nose from a grave of the Pit Grave culture, the Molochnaya River region (Ukraine)

Дмитрий Тесленко
A Catacomb grave with wagon near the village of Voikovo

Elena Izbitser
Novokorsunskaya 2/18, A Grave with a Wagon: work on mistakes

Александр Колесник
Non-utilitarian context of the burnt flint artifacts from the Bronze Age settlements in the Seversky Donets River region

Mariana Sîrbu, Stanislav Țerna
Stolniceni II – a new settlement with “ash lenses” discovered in the northern zone of the Republic of Moldova

Octavian Munteanu, Livia Sîrbu, Ghenadie Sîrbu
Discoveries with cult significance from the Late Bronze Age settlement of Ulmu

Игорь Прохненко
Hillforts of the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in the Transcarpathian Region of Ukraine

Mihail Băț
Early Iron Age settlement in Ţahnăuţi, Rezina District

Иван Власенко
Multi-layered settlement Rudi XX (excavations in 1982)

Aurel Zanoci, Natalia Mateevici
Collection of ceramic items from Butuceni in the National Museum of History of Moldova

Dumitru Boghian, Alexandru Berzovan, Sergiu-Constantin Enea
The Getic fortress from Criveşti Strunga Commune, Iaşi County

Сергей Курчатов
Pre-Chernyakhov horizon of the multilayer settlement of Chernitsa I

Игорь Сапожников
Ancient defensive walls and roads around the Danube crossing near Lake Kartal: Experience of cartographic stratigraphy

Vasile Mărculeț
Posible quaestor Justinianus exercitus: Germanus, son of Dorotheus

Стелла Дончева
Metric systems and principles of dimensioning in early Christian architecture

Vlad D. Ghimpu
Basarabi-Murfatlar and Corbii de Piatră – about the Crimean influence on the architecture of the Romanian churches of the early Middle Ages

Борис Раев, Максим Белов, Анна Жадаева
A grave of a Cuman noble woman in the Kislyakovsky 13 kurgan cemetery (Krasnodar kray)

Юрий Пятницкий
Exhibition “Byzantium through the Centuries” at the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Ana Boldureanu
Chronicle of coin findings (XI)

III. Paper and book review


Ludmila Bacumenco-Pîrnău
George Bilavschi, Unelte agricole din Moldova medievală, Brăila: Editura Istros, 2016, 488 p. ISBN: 978-606-654-222-7

 



 

 

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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
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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