RELATED LITERATURE M. M. Estella Marcos, Ivories: From the Far Eastern Provinces of Spain and Portugal, Monterrey 1997, pp. 82, no. 24; S. L. Stratton-Pruitt, Journeys to New Worlds: Spanish and Portuguese Colonial Art in the Roberta and Richard Huber Collection, exh. cat. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2013, pp. 100-101, no. 41
Overall, the condition of the ivory is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. Christs's proper left toes are reattached. There is stable splitting to the ivory, consistent with the material, including some slightly open splits to both legs, the proper left arm and the proper left side of the face. There are some patches of dirt, particularly to Christ's chest and to the inside of his legs. There is some rubbing to the polychromy of the face, including to the high points. There is some yellowing to the ivory, consistent with the material, particularly to the back. There is a plug to the top of Christ's head, which conceals the tusk's natural root canal: this plug has been slightly displaced and slightly open joints are visible. "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."