The present figure of Christ as the Man of Sorrows has been attributed by Albrecht Miller to the so-called Master of Weilen, who ran a workshop in the Upper Neckar region, probably in Rottweil. The voluminous drapery around the hips finds close parallels in his work, particularly the figure of Saint Nicholas in the Dominikanermuseum, Rottweil (see Bildarchiv Foto Marburg, no. obj20784431).
An expertise by Dr. Albrecht Miller is available from the department upon request.
Overall the condition of the wood is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The base and Christ's foot were added later. There is minor stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material, in particular a split running vertically from the centre of the back up to the crown of thorns, which has been partially reinforced. The polychromy appears to be, for the most part, refreshed, however there is probably original, textured polychromy to the cloak at the back and at the proper left shoulder. There is some flaking to the polychromy to the top of the head. There is very minor evidence of past worming. "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."