Very good condition for an object of this great age. Areas of shallow surface erosion as seen in catalogue photograph (insect damage). Beard has small wooden pegs inserted and remains of human hair. Marks, nicks, scratches, chips, abrasions, and small losses. Worn on the reverse. Exceptionally fine aged blackened matte patina with residue. In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.