Acquis in situ par le Dr. Seitz entre 1914 et 1918 Collection Egon Guenther, Johannesbourg, acquis en 1946 Sotheby’s, New York, African Art from the Egon Guenther Family Collection, 18 novembre 2000, n° 60 Collection privée, Paris, acquis lors de cette vente
Good condition overall. Wear consistent with age and use within the culture. One open crack to one side of the base running through the hips and up to neck through the arms. Another one to the other side, on the headdress. Two elbows out of ten show some lack wear to the ends. Other holes and insect damage is visible in places, especially on two legs. Fine thick encrusted patina. "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."