Overall the condition of the marble is very good. The marble retains its beautifully carved and polished original skin. However, there is dirt to the surface, particularly to the reverse and the marble would benefit from cleaning by a professional conservator. There is natural veining to the marble consistent with the material, including a prominent vein to the back of the head and further veins across the shoulders. There are a few very minor chips and abrasions, there are naturally occurring inclusions to the marble. There are water drip marks to the reverse and evidence of a past label. There are a few specks of dirt or paint to the socle. There is a scratch to the shoulders 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."