Very good condition overall. Chips, scratches, marks and abrasions throughout consistent with the object’s age and use within the culture. Damage to the fibre wra[ping, particularly to the plaited border at the top edge on the front and back, and small breaks to the fibre throughout. Cracks to the proper left and proper right sides to reverse, with repair, extending from bottom edge to underneath fibre wrapping. Two further natural cracks towards centre. Small modern hook for hanging on reverse of shield. Excellent preservation of the white pigment. Label bearing Elizabeth Pryce collection inv. no. EP-200 on reverse of shield. BLRH 1921 hand written in white on 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."