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Re: Two new German museum figures: Heinrich and Cunegonde
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2023, 21:08:53 »
It's possible they'll turn up on the website at some point, as other museum figures have.

The museum website states explicitly that no shipping is offered, so I am sceptical.

I love the set, so will be visiting Bamberg next week and see whether some can be found there. I can also shop for fellow Playmofriends, and will open a dedicated thread where you can express your interest. Go to the market place to sign up.

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Re: Two new German museum figures: Heinrich and Cunegonde
« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2023, 07:33:05 »
Thank you StJohn :)

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Re: Two new German museum figures: Heinrich and Cunegonde
« Reply #22 on: August 18, 2023, 01:31:21 »
Some notes on set 71014, produced in Malta in 2023 by geobra Brandstatter Stiftung & Co. KG for the Diözesanmuseum Bamberg.

This is the front of the box:



And this is a view of the back:



The QR code directs to the company's sustainability blurb.

Inside there is no information leaflet, just the two figures in a (recyclable) bag.

This is how they look at the front:



Surprisingly, the figures are not named anywhere in the product, but the museum publicity material identifies them as Henry (Heinrich) II, Duke of Bavaria, rex Romanorum, and finally Holy Roman Emperor from 1024 onwards. Previously, he had founded the Diocese of Bamberg (1007), hence the connection to the museum. The other is his wife, Cunigunde of Luxembourg. Both are venerated as saints in Bamberg.

The figure of Henry has a very attractive, broken-white colour; I hope it shows in the image. Cunigunde is a color match for another medieval promo: Henry the Lion of the Braunschweig Stadtmarketing GmbH (#6925 and #70315).

And this is what they look like at the back:



As always, no new pieces were produced for this promotional set, just known pieces in new colours and printing. The capes completely steal the show, especially because their design copies the pair's original robes that, as relics of the holy imperial couple, have survived one thousand years and are on display in the museum:



(The picture is based on images hosted at the Historisches Lexikon Bayern. Go there for more information.)

Interestingly, Henry's star robe was a diplomatic gift from southern Italy.

The pattern of the capes nicely match the medieval originals. Their shape most probably does not, even if it is not always clear how the cloth was originally cut. At any rate, it must have been a more substantial garment than the flimsy capes shown here.

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Re: Two new German museum figures: Heinrich and Cunegonde
« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2023, 06:44:25 »
Thank you for the detailed info :)

They are a beautiful couple, but it is rather lame no info is included, as with the previous ones...

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Re: Two new German museum figures: Heinrich and Cunegonde
« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2023, 02:55:33 »
Thanks for the great pictures of them. A nice exclusive set.

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Re: Two new German museum figures: Heinrich and Cunegonde
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2023, 04:19:14 »
Excellent writeup, very much appreciated!  :rock:  Definitely true that they're missing a trick by not being more elaborate about the cultural dimension. On the other hand maybe the set was commissioned by old school PM fans who wanted to recapture the glory days!  ;D  :brownhair:
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