Excellent condition overall. Chips, scratches, marks and abrasions throughout consistent with the object’s age and use within the culture. Some very minor surface cracks travelling vertically down the mask. Three small cracks one to the bottom proper right, one to the upper proper left and one to the upper proper right, longest approximately 6cm long. Small area of insect damage above the proper left eye. Remains of red pigment visible throughout. Fine, dark, glossy patina. Small labels bearing Elizabeth Pryce collection inv. no. EP-72 and Michael Hamson number EP-72 to reverse of mask. "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."