Overall the condition of the marble is good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some dryness to the surface of the marble (it is possible that the marble could have been outside and exposed to the elements). There is veining to the marble throughout, consistent with the material, in particular to the face, chest and to the back of the drapery. There are some dirt marks to the surface, including to the proper left arm. There are a few small abrasions, including to the drapery and to the toes. There are some small chips and orange staining to the base.
The column is composed of sections of marble and filled with composite. There is minor wear to the column. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."