Good condition overall. Chips, scratches, marks and abrasions throughout consistent with the object’s age and use within the culture. Several large cracks stretching from the top edge down, the longest approximately 23cm, and one crack to the proper left edge travelling up. Heavy damage and wear to the top of the board, particularly to the proper left. Heavy wear to edges and extremities consistent with great age. Small modern hook for hanging inserted to reverse. Good preservation of the white pigment. Label bearing Elizabeth Pryce collection inv. no. EP-130 and sticker with the number 264 on reverse of 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."