Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The patina is slightly dull in areas. One of the catapult's strings has broken at the base where it is held in the proper left hand. There is minor greening in areas, including to the proper left hand, to the chest on the proper left side and to the underside of the proper right arm.
There is veining to the green marble base, consistent with the material, including some slightly open but stable veins. "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."