Surface dirt is visible throughout the surface, notably in the crevices, with moss and lichen consistent with the long lasting outside exposure of the sphinx. There are some chips and losses visible to the high points in some places and larger losses visible along the lower edges of the bases, with a reattached element visible to the front of one base. The surface is eroded throughout with some areas more weathered, notably on the face of one sphinx, with a few small losses visible in some places.
The separate bases with losses along the upper and lower edges. One base with a larger loss to one upper angle and another one to the lower edge. "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."