Overall, the condition of the wood is good, with wear and minor dirt to the surface consistent with age. The wood has probably been stripped of polychromy. The proper right hand is a later replacement and a section of the sleeve on the proper right arm is either restored or reattached. There is stable splitting to the wood throughout, consistent with the material, including some slightly open splits, in particular to the face, the back of the neck, the chest and to the devil. A few splits have been filled with wood, notably at the face, the proper left shoulder, the proper left hand and sleeve, and to the base. Minor evidence of past worming is visible, including to the garment on the proper right side, and to the back. There is an old nail to the back, and two modern hooks for mounting to the top and the bottom at the reverse.
"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."