© Füzí István

Name: Orsolya G.
Mother tongue: Hungarian, Slovenian
Occupation: Translator
My object: Top of a beehive from Slovenia, showing a picture of King Matthew
My story about it:

From my mother’s side, I am Slovenian. My favourite Slovenian object is this top of a beehive (panjska končnica). The tops of beehives were painted with all kinds of different religious and secular motives from the 18th century onwards. There are about 600 motives known to us. My favourite motive is the sleeping king, surrounded by his soldiers, who awakes when the Slovenian people is jeopardized. The Matthias Corvinus cult is also part of the folklore tradition of Slovenia.