Overall good condition with surface dirt and a some chips along the edges and to the high points consistent with age and handling. His proper left cheekbone has been broken and reattached with two joints slightly visible. A few firing hairline fissures are visible at several places consistent with the technique. The lower base with a few scratches on the surface could be an addition. A sheet of crumpled paper in between the skull and the books with possible losses. The terracotta is a much less orange colour in reality than in the catalogue. "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."