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The construction activity financed by Mihaly Daniel and Judit Haller around 1669(theoretical reconstruction)

Mihály Daniel and his brothers (Ferenc și Péter) shared their paternal properties in 1668. Mihály got the manor that was still under construction near the main street of the village, and soon he started to expand and decorate it. Above the old gate of the manor he placed a stone monument with the family blazon (probably made by a stone-carver from Brașov). The stone door-frame of today’s main entrance was also realised in 1669. Both of these sculptures also carry the initials of Judit Haller, wife of Mihály Daniel, as most of the expenditure of these construction works was supported from her dowry.

The constructions carried out under the patronage of Mihály Daniel (†1689) and Judit Haller were finished in 1680, with the construction of the storey above the longer wing and the tiered gallery (sustained by arcades) in front of the the courtyard facade. As wall-research revealed, the street facade windows were decorated with carved stone frames (enhanced by painted stripes), while those of the courtyard-facade were furnished with wooden-frames, and also decorated with carved lintels. Thus the building appeared as a typical transylvanian nobiliary residence of the Late Renaissance period, satisfaying the representational needs of the Szekler nobleman, who became at the end of his life, like his ancestors, supreme royal judge of the Three Seats.


Carved stone monument with blazon from 1669, placed above the old gate of the building (theoretical reconstruction)


Carved stone doorframe with the initials of the constructors, with reconstruction of the wing (1669)


Window-frame, carved stone, 1680 (theoretical reconstruction)


Window-frame, carved wood, 1680 (theoretical reconstruction)


Window-frame from carved stone, provided with iron grating, 1680 (theoretical reconstruction)

This article is based on the exposition ''", or 350 years of illustrated castle - history, financed by a grant offered by Island, Lichtenstein and Norway.


Author: Fehér János Illustrated by: Gyöngyössy János



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Atefeh Khas is a member of the environmental artists group "Open Five" since 2005.



Her specialty is in Environmental Art. She participated in more than thirty Environmental Art Festivals since 2005 to present. Her works have been exhibited internationally in Canada, United State, Nepal, Romania. She was also selected for the Environmental Art Residency Program in South Korea in 2012.

Atefeh Khas's statement about her art:

"Nature is a pure place for my artistic inspiration. It is also the place for finding myself.

This is for the human who finds meaning in nature, who comes from nature, and who will return to it again.

All challenges of human life, all concerns and plights of modern life, can be forgotten in nature for a quiet moment.

Traveling, exploring nature, moving beyond the stressful city life, human and natural, are some of the themes that I seek to explore in my work."


Hair series: Tree with hair 

I put my hair in a place that remains feminine sense...



Reflection of me: Reflection of water

I am interested in Light and Reflection.This is light that clear every vice and repulsiveness and has a reflection every beauty.



Wig Series:

The Earth is my mother who gave birth to me and someday I will be returned to it again.




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