Statuette of Aphrodite untying a sandal (Sandalbinder)

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


Place of Manufacture: Asia Minor, Ionia, Smyrna

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

97.357

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

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.

Provenance

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