Compare a bronze relief of a monk in the Liebieghaus, inv. no. 347, illustrated in W. Schenkluhn (ed.), Nachantike kleinplastische Bildwerke, Band I, Mittelalter, cat. Liebieghaus, Frankfurt, Melsungen, 1987, p. 81, no. 41
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There is rubbing to the gilding, in particular at the high points. There are a few minor nicks and scratches. There is a metal pin to the back of the Apostle's head. The bronze appears to be marked: III at the back, probably to indicate its position within a larger ensemble. The palms of the hands are flattened and have some residues, indicating they may have acted as supports. There is also an indentation to the Apostle's back, presumably for the same reason. "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."