The sculpture appears sound. There are a number of lights scratches and scuffs, and one or two nicks to the surface of the work, in particular to the frontal section of the work. There are some further nicks to the extreme edges of the sculpture in places. There are some tiny pits to the surface of the work in places, as a result of the casting process, most considerably on the underside of the sculpture. There is some slight rubbing and rounding to the extreme edges and corners, most notably along the upper section. There is some surface dirt throughout, and some staining to the patina. The work would benefit from re-polishing. This excepting the work appears to be in very good overall condition.
The work is freestanding and comes with a separate stone base.
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