8 ¼ x 3 ⅞ x 1 ½ in. (21 x 9.6 x 3.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This highly textural piece combines a smooth ebony surface with elaborate carving to the wood. The sculpture presents with some very minor surface scratches and minute indentations throughout, some possibly inherent to the making. The wood with extremely minute hairline cracks consistent with age and the evolution of the medium and not visible unless closely inspected. The frontal side of the sculpture presents with very minimal scattered traces of blue, yellow and orange paint residue that are not visible unless closely inspected.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD “AS IS” IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.