Good condition overall for an object of this type and age. Both open work bracket-shaped elements on either side, as well as hook shaped element representing proper right eye, have been neatly broken and glued, one with metal pegs inserted, possibly a native repair. Nicks and scratches, wear and tear from traditional use. Some of the abrus seeds pressed into dotted relief are missing as seen in photos. Varied dark brown patina with traces of sacrificial material including chicken feathers. 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.