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"Princely House" Museum

SubordinationPrahova County Museum of History and Archaeology
Museum code6960510
Name"Princely House" Museum
CountyPrahova
LocalityBREBU
CommuneBREBU
Postal code107100
Telephone0244.357.731
E-MAIL addresshistmuseumph@yahoo.com
Time table9:00 - 17:00; Monday: closed
DirectorMarinela Peneş
Collection(s)Northeast of Câmpina, on a plateau standing to the left of the Doftana river, there is the commune of Brebu. Brebu mediaeval architectural complex comprising the precinct wall, the Bell Tower, Church and Princely House, represents one of the most important historic monuments from the 17th century in the Prahova county. The precinct wall is built of bricks and river stones, conferring to the precincts an irregular polygonal line. The entranceway is under the bell tower, a massive brick construction, with four storeys and a height of about 30 meters. The church, begun on the 27th of June 1650 (7158 from the genesis), during the reign of Matei Basarab and completed by Constantine Brancovan, according to the legend on the nave and pronaos, has a club-shaped plan, and three turrets. The architecture is inspired by Dealu Monastery Church (16th century), the exterior decoration achieved by Wallachian and Moldavian craftsmen, identical with the Bell Tower. The Princely House has a rectangular plan and thick walls, and the lodging place comprises eight rooms, a terrace provided with a loggia and a pavilion. On the premises of the Princely House, the Museum of History and Archaeology of Prahova county organized a history and feudal art exhibition. The exhibits illustrate the development of agriculture, the crafts and trade during the 17th – 18th centuries, as well as the economic development of Wallachia at that time. Two of the exhibition halls are dedicated to the development of culture, the art of printing that flourished during the time of Princes Matei Basarab and Constantine Brancovan. The exhibits include a few rare Romanian books: “Book of Laws from Govora” from 1640 and “Straightening the Law”, printed at Târgovişte in 1652, considered to be outstanding books for the achievement of a local legal system; the Bible of Bucharest” from 1688 – a monument of Romanian literary language or books achieved by Metropolitan Dosoftei and Antim Ivireanul at Snagov. The collection also includes exquisite pieces of fine and decorative arts: old icons, clothing, boyar’s costumes made of velvet with golden and silver threads, ornaments and period jewelry.
Historic Monument building Historic Monument building PH-II-a-A-16375
CategoryMuzeu judeţean
General profileArts
Main profileArt
WEB addresshttp://www.histmuseumph.ro/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=67&Itemid=73
Contact personRăzvan Radu
Positionmuzeograf
Founded1971
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