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:

Ancient Luristan
Bronze Mirror
(1300/1250 to 700/650 BC.)


Inventory No.: NAPT.1999.000383
UNIDENTIFIED Artist, Ancient Luristan Bronze Mirror (1300/1250 to 700/650 BC.)

Artist:          (No script indicated)

Title:            Ancient Luristan Bronze Mirror

Date:            ca. 1300/1250 to 700/650 BCE

Medium:      Mirror

Materials:     Bronze

Markings:   Large flat disc, polished on both sides. This heavy, rich green patina and copper mineral encrustations not only attest to this superb ancient bronze's authenticity, it also imparts a wonderful character and beauty as this mirror exhibits. No repair, restoration or fabrication has been applied to this item. The Estate is assuming that there were a wooden handle on the base of the handle that is not held by the Estate, for this Mirror. The lower left of the handle seems to be worn away. 

Dimensions: 6-6/16”h (Item reported on the Fine Arts Appraisal, as noted below, as 7" h.)

Framed:        No.

Inventory No.: NAPT.1999.000482

Provenance:  Neal Prince Trust u/a/d 10.18.1999

Mr. Neal Prince

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

Beirut Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon, 1960


Source documentation for the Fine Arts Appraisal for Herbert W. Hemphill, Jr., May 12, 1964, Page 6/13

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.

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