- Also known as
Nasli M Heeramaneck
primary name: Heeramaneck, Nasli M
- individual; collector; dealer/auction house; Male
- Life dates
- Dealer and collector of Iranian, Central Asian and European antiquities. Described by Arthur Upham Pope as "a one-eyed dealer-connoisseur from Bombay" and resident in Paris from at least 1927 into the 1930s. He developed a large collection of "Luristan Bronzes" by the early 1930s and sold one example to The British Museum as early as 1924. He also occasionally corresponded with the Museum about other pieces, his letterhead stating "Antiquites Persanes et des Indes" (M&ME archive:, Correspondence 1927, q.v. Heeramaneck). He moved to New York but continued to develop his collection over the course of some fifty years; this collection was sold, apparently after his death, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1976, where it was supplemented by a further collection acquired from his wife, Mrs Alice Heeramaneck, who served as an honorary trustee of the Museum.
- P.R.S. Moorey, Emma C. Bunker, Edith Porada & Glenn Markoe, 'Ancient Bronzes, Ceramics and Seals. The Nasli M. Heeramaneck Collection of Ancient Near Eastern, Central Asiatic, and European Art', Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1981; Jay Gluck and Noël Siver, eds, 'Surveyors of Persian Art. A documentary biography of Arthur Upham Pope & Phyllis Ackerman' (Costa Mesa, California: Mazda, 1996), pp. 153, 160; S. Vernoit, 'Discovering Islamic Art: Scholars, Collectors and Collections, 1850-1950' (I.B. Tauris, 2000), p. 47.