The present figure was possibly part of a crucifixion group. With its frowning expression, dramatic pose and bulky, elaborately polychromed drapery, it shows comparisons with a figure of Saint John the Baptist by Juan de Juni in the Museum of Sculpture in Valladolid (inv. no. CE0397).
Overall the condition of the wood is good with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few losses, notably to four fingers on the proper right hand, to a lock of hair at the top of the head and to a section of the drapery on the proper left side at the bottom. There is some stable splitting consistent with the material, notably open splits to the reverse. There is a very slightly open split to the front at the centre and some smaller splits to the base, as well as to the proper right side. There is minor evidence of past worming to the reverse. There is some wear to the polychromy in areas, in particular to the hair at the top and at the high points of the drapery. "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."