FRENCH, LE MANS, 12TH CENTURY
HEAD OF A SAINT
stone, on an ebonised wood and metal base
head: 23cm., 9in.
35cm., 13¾in. overall
The head is a fragment and as such there are losses and chips, including to the beard, the proper left cheek, the crown, the top of the head and the back of the head. The truncation at the underside is irregular. There is wear to the surface throughout consistent with placement outdoors. Otherwise the condition of the head is stable.
The condition of the wood base is very good with minor dirt and wear consistent with age.
"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."