This composition of a standing figure in a niche and the stylistic features are comparable to the standing figures on the pilasters from the framing of a tabernacle attributed to Pace Gaggini (circa 1470-circa 1525), in the Victoria and Albert Museum (inv. no. 7551:3-1861).
The two marbles with surface dirt throughout the surface and specially in the crevices.
Virgin: There are a few small losses along the edges of the niche and to the high points, notably on the drapery, in several places. There is a larger loss to her proper left hand to the lower edge of the figure’s base. A diagonal break is visible to the upper part of the niche. A layer of white coating is visible in some places which could hid old restorations.
St John: There are a few small losses along the edges of the niche and to the high points, notably on the drapery. There is a larger loss to his proper right big toe. His face is quite damaged with losses to his nose, eyebrows, upper lip and curls of hair. There are two horizontal breaks visible: one to the upper part of the niche, behind St John’s head, the other one to the lower part of the niche and through his ankles. A layer of white coating is visible in some places which could hid old restorations. "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."