With its pronounced eyebrows and heavy-lidded eyes, this figure of Christ can be compared to carvings from the circle of the Master of Elsloo (active circa 1510-1530). Compare figures of the three apostles and a figure of Christ as Salvator Mundi in Museum Catharijneconvent, inv. nos. ABM bh289-92, which also show drapery in similar square folds, particular the figure of Judas Thaddeus.
Overall the condition of the wood is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. The proper left hand is replaced. There is evidence of past worming, in particular to the base, where it has led to losses, notably to the bottom right corner and the right side at the top. There are a few further minor losses, including to the hair at the proper left temple. There are a few traces of polychromy, in particular on the base and the top of the head at the back. There is also minor evidence of worming to the drapery around the proper left elbow. There is a metal loop at the back. "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."