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Neal Prince Trust
being the Grantor to the
Neal A. Prince and Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr. Estate Holding Trust u/a/d 05/08/2000
which is the legal owner of this item below:

UNIDENTIFIED Artist, Benin
Relief Carved Ebony Sculpture on Three Legs
(18") c.1880
 

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Costume Design Collection

Neal Prince & Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr. Collections 1950-1967

Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., 1964

Fine Arts Appraisal for Neal Prince, 1969

 

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Inventory Item NAPT-00010
 
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UNIDENTIFIED Artist, Relief Sculpture, Carved Ebony on Three Legs, Benin, 18"

This item was deaccession on April 4, 2017, which it was bequeathed to the American Folk Art Museum in accordance to the terms and agreements with the directives of Neal A. Prince, at the time of his death.

Artist:          Unidentified, Benin

Title:            Untitled

Date:            Late 19th Century

Medium:      Primitive Relief Sculpture

Materials:    Carved Ebony

Markings:    Images of the Cycle of Human Native Life

Dimensions: 18” high,

Framed:       No, item stands upright on three (3) legs.

Memo:         One of the three legs of the sculpture were repaired in 1953)

Inventory No: NAPT.1999.000010

Provenance: Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

Mr. Neal Prince

Mr. Neal Prince and Mr. Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. 

Provenance: Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 4/13

Footnote:             Provenance is fully noted within Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. (a/k/a Bert) insurance policy executed by Neal Prince in 1964 and is filed with the Smithsonian Institute American Archives in Box 6, in Folders 13-18.

Footnote:             BENIN. Present day Benin was the site of Dahomey, a prominent West African kingdom that rose in the 15th century. The territory became a French Colony in 1872 and achieved independence on 1st August 1960, as the republic of Benin. A succession of military governments ended in 1972 with the rise to power of Mathieu Kerekou and the establishment of a government base on Marxist-Leninist principles. A move to representative government began in 1989. Two years later, free elections ushered in former Prime Minister Nicephore Soglo as president, marking the first successful transfer of power in Africa from a dictatorship to a democracy. Kerekou was returned to power by elections held in 1996 and 2001.

 
 
 

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