Statuette of Aphrodite untying a sandal (Sandalbinder)

Greek, East Greek
Late Hellenistic Period
1st century B.C.

Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna


Overall: 38 x 19 x 14 cm (14 15/16 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Statuette of Aphrodite standing in attitude of untying sandal, with left foot raised. A few traces of white. Missing: rear half of head, fingers and part of thumb of left hand, forefinger of right hand, large toe and ends of second and third toes of right foot.

One of hundreds examples of this type.


Edward Perry Warren (without provenance in his records); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000. (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund