Monumental Gate, Marsa, Sibiu County

Traian Biltiu Dancus1940-1942

Complexul National Muzeal ASTRA

Complexul National Muzeal ASTRA
Sibiu, Romania

Inspired by a traditional Maramures gate this gate has columns the gate sheets and a side door all under one roof. The dimensions are impressive: 9,61 meter wide, 4 meter long, 7 meter high, the gate wings are 6 meter wide and the door is 1.20 meter wide [...] The twisted rope (aspiration to heights), the solar haxagon (symbol of the sun as source of light and warmth, the very symbol of life and hope for the better) and the tree of life are the central elements of the decorations on Maramures gates, which, when associated with the massive beams and poles, give the impression of ever lasting grandeur.


  • Title: Monumental Gate, Marsa, Sibiu County
  • Creator: Traian Biltiu Dancus
  • Creator Lifespan: 1899-11-29/1975
  • Date: 1940-1942
  • Physical Dimensions: w9.61 x h7 m
  • Provenance: ASTRA Museum
  • Type: Carved
  • External Link: ASTRA Museum

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more

Flash this QR Code to get the app
Google apps