This work is in very good and sound condition overall. Under close inspection, there is evidence of wear and handling to the edges of the base, including scattered pinpoint pigment losses to the black coating. Under further very close inspection and raking light, there are scattered, extremely minor and faint superficial abrasions visible to the surface and a light layer of soiling across the sculpture. 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.