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

 
 

Inventory No.: NAPT.1999.000383
 
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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

 

Provenance:       
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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