Herbert Maryon write-up p.1, The Kansas City Times, 22 March 1962
Mirrors Fail to Reflect Enthusiasm. By Arthur D. Huey. (A AAember of The Star's Staff.) T W’O years ago Herbert Maryon, an officer of the Order of the British British Empire, set out to learn as much as possible about Chinese mirrors, the bronze variety of antiquity. So far, mirrors found in museums museums over the world add up to 526. Each has been meti(:u- lously described in a special notebook. The feat becomes particularly particularly extraordinary because Maryon is 83 years old. Adds to .Notebook. The British authority on metalwork yesterday added t’nc description of a dozen or so mirrors in the Chinese art collection collection at the Nelson Gallery of Art. Seated on a lounge in the office of Laurence C. Sickman, the gallery director, Maryon traced with a finger an intricate intricate design on the back of one mirrors, dating from the Han dynasty, 200 B. C. “TTiey sometimes drew pictures pictures of animals on the back,” Maryon said. “A cord was pass^ through this loop for a handle. The face is corroded, but w'hen bronze is highly polished polished there is a good reflection.” Maryon is a confident and purposeful purposeful man. From his high starched collar to his thick white hair, he has the face of a scholar. Peering from steel(Continued steel(Continued on Page 2.) __ AN ALT’HORITY ON THE METALWORK of the ancients, Herbert Maiyon, formerly with the British Museum, yesterday yesterday visited the Nelson Gallery of Art to examine Chinese Chinese bronze mirrors. He is holding a picture of a first- century silver mask worn by a Syrian general and restored by Marion in the British Museum laboratory.