The Déri Museum is one of the best-known museums in Debrecen. The museum was founded in 1902 with a donation from the jeweler Artúr Löfkovics. His collection was enriched in 1920 by a donation from the Viennese silk manufacturer Frigyes Déri. The natural history collection has 3,000 unique pieces, the archeology collection 60,000 pieces, the history collection 40,000 pieces, the ethnography collection 20,000 pieces, the fine arts collection 10,000 pieces, and the applied arts collection around 20,000 pieces. The museum’s greatest treasure is the “Christ Trilogy” by Mihály Munkácsy, painted from 1881-1896. The first painting of the trilogy’s “Christ before Pilate” was completed by Munkácsy in 1881. The second piece, “Ecce Homo” was completed in 1896, and the third work, “Golgotha” in 1884. In addition to its exhibits of local cultural interest, the Déri Museum has become renowned for Frigyes Déri’s collection of weapons.
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