Good condition overall; tip of proper left horn broken and reattached; tip of proper right horn missing (old break), as seen on photographs; age crack through inside of neck, close to ears with fills, however outside of neck unbroken; minor nicks, scratches and areas of abrasion throughout; some faded red rope remaining in both ears; aged varied brown crusty patina, presumably resulting from ritual sacrifices, suggesting that this chiwara was used as an altar or shrine piece after having been used as a headdress. 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.