Good condition for an object of this material, age, and rare type. Hide covering is dry, with cracks and small losses throughout. Vertical cracks and separation where the two sides meet between the ears. Some scattered worm holes. Losses to teeth. Small losses to holes around bottom edge for attachment to basketry substructure. Wood inside is aged and worn with small losses. Very fine glossy partially blackened leather patina. Eyes of the light-colored face are inset with metal; metal is tarnished with scratches. 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.