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Design 2

Ladislav Tfirst. Mirror design 25 May 1927Spišská Nová Ves, paper, water colour, pencil, height 54 cm, width 40 cm A carver’s classwork presents a mirror design with a console table. Both are proposed in the neo-baroque style. From the front view the drawing is coloured, side sections and the top table board are drawn in […]

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Design

Design and comfort A set of drawings by the carver and altar maker Ladislav Tfirst from Podolínec was found in the village of Hrachovište near Stará Turá. A local priest and a few parishioners had rescued several boxes, a modest property of a homeless person, from fire. People remembered that he used to help out […]

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Defence 2

Cord. 1680 Central Europe, steel, brass, gilding, 107,5 x 9,00 cm Cord with a brass handle finished with a decorative fluted head. Partially preserved cross piece with an allusion of ornamental finishing. Original steel blade with allusively preserved gilding. Cord. 1600 – 1620 Central Europe, steel, 105 x 10,2 cm Cord – an aristocratic weapon, […]

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Defence

For defence and attack, fight and entertainment… A castle and weapons have, since time immemorial, been closely connected. Therefore, following the installation of a contemporary castle kitchen and a bedroom, the museum had decided to instal also a castle arsenal at the Spiš castle. A collection of contemporary weapons that used to serve for defence […]

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On the Levoča Mount 2

Alex Jordánsky (Alexius Jordánszky). Kurze Beschreibung der Gnadenbilder der seligsten Jungfrau Mutter Gottes Maria, welche im Königreiche Hungarn, und der zu demselben gehörigen Theile und Ländern öffentlich verehrt werden (Short description of holy cards of the Holy Virgin Mother of God Maria which used to be publicly venerated in the kingdom of Hungary and its […]

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On the Levoča Mount

Na ľevockej hure (On the Levoča Mount) Levoča has been known for its long tradition of Marian pilgrimages to the Basilica of of Our Lady of the Visitation. They rank among the oldest and best known in Slovakia. The Marian tradition in Levoča goes back to the 13th century. The first chapel on the mountain […]

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A Wedding in Uloža 2

Photograph. A wedding in Uloža 1944Uloža, paper, photoprinting, width 6cm, height 8,6cm Photograph. A wedding in Uloža 1944Uloža, paper, photoprinting, width 6cm, height 9cm Photograph. A wedding in Uloža 1944Uloža, paper, photoprinting, width 8,7cm, height 6,2cm Black and white photographs from a picture series depicting a wedding in Uloža in 1944. In the middle there […]

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A wedding in Uloža

Vešeľe v Uložu (A wedding in Uloža) A wedding in Uloža, similarly as in other Spiš villages, used to be a large and complicated system of rituals and habits. The wedding itself had been preceded by rukovini (the present engagement), marriage banns, and the so-called best man’s dance which gave the village youth an opportunity […]

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Story of a hat

In the early half of the 20th century a hat still used to be an inseparable part of everyday as well as festive traditional male clothing. Men used to wear it in summer and winter, at work and on holiday. The most archaic known type of a male hat in Central Spiš is the so-called […]

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Stoves

An unknown stove maker. A circular tile stove 19th centuryGlazed pottery, central part diametre 70 cm, mantelpiece 90 cm, height 190 cmRestored by Martin Rosenberger in the years 2015 – 2017, restoration documentation is in the museum archive under No. 2015/02-R A circular tile stove This circular tile stove stood in the building of the […]