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An Encounter Between Medieval Ivory Works Opens in Munich

MUNICH.- Medieval ivory works from the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt will be on show together with selected works from the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum from March to October 2010. Two high-ranking collections with a long tradition will thus enter into dialogue with each other. The quality and range of the medieval ivory works will be impressively illustrated by approx. one hundred objects dating from the 5th to the 15th century. The works from Darmstadt are largely drawn from the collection of the Cologne Baron von Hüpsch (1730-1805); the major works from the Munich holdings are from the Wittelsbach stocks and from the Bamberg collection of Martin Joseph von Reider (1793-1862). This confrontation of the Darmstadt and Munich collections provides a unique opportunity to reunite groups of works that once belonged together. The four small panels