Good condition overall. Minor nicks, scratches, abrasions and wear throughout consistent with age and use within the culture. Some chips particularly to the front of the shield on the medial ridge, and a small area of holes possibly insect damage to the front proper right of the shield. The shield has broken and been glued vertically down both sides down its entire length. The painted designs and patterns are exceptionally well preserved on both the front and back of the shield. "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."