The sculpture is in very good condition. The marble exhibits minor inclusions and hairline veining that are inherent to the stone. It has a coating on it that appears cloudy in several areas. A cluster of white scratches can be seen under one of the horizontal elements. These scratches are smooth to the touch so they may be in the coating. A faint circular pattern and areas where the black differs in color can be seen on the surface which may also be the coating. No significant damage or signs of excessive wear are noted on the sculpture. The sculpture is clean and structurally sound. (This condition report has been prepared courtesy of Wilson Conservation, LLC) 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.