Good condition for an object of this type and age. Crack through bottom portion as seen in photographs, with binding (native repair) and glue. Fitting for head on reverse is cracked with one proper right half now missing. Some remnants of fiber fittings. Some hairline cracks, scratches, chips and wear throughout, especially on edges. Small areas of minor insect damage. Bottom-most point on mask is worn from resting on the ground. Fine multi-layered patina with blackening and white crusty pigment as seen in photographs. Some repainting to even areas which have suffered from water damage, as evident in stains on the reverse. 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.