The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly

ca. 1950-1964

James Hampton Born: Elloree, South Carolina 1909 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 
1964

gold and silver aluminum foil, Kraft paper, and plastic over wood furniture, paperboard, and glass 180 pieces

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly

ca. 1950-1964

James Hampton Born: Elloree, South Carolina 1909 Died: Washington, District of Columbia 1964

gold and silver aluminum foil, Kraft paper, and plastic over wood furniture, paperboard, and glass 180 pieces

Smithsonian American Art Museum

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