SOUTHERN GERMAN, 18TH CENTURY
Crucifix with Memento Mori Skull
Overall the condition of the wood is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are restored, slightly open, breaks to Christ's proper left arm. One of the bones at the bottom is carved in two sections with a joint and some glue residue 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."
Inventory, 1949, 'A crucifix mounted on a carved wood skull' in the Strong Room