The sculpture appears sound. There is pitting and uneveness to the surface of the sculpture, with instances of possible small casting imperfections, in keeping with the Artist's working methods. There is a slight nick to the tip of the furthest extremity. There is rubbing to the surface in places, particularly visible at the joins. There is a slight variation to the angle of the plane where the sculpture adjoins the integral base, possibly in keeping with the Artist's intentions. There are instances of small accretions and light surface dirt to the the crevices, particularly on the base. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
The work is attached to a metal base.
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