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Aphrodite untying her sandal

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Part of the drapery behind is missing, and the right thigh near the right forearm has been damaged. There are root marks on the surfaces, which are otherwise well preserved. The goddess is balanced on her right leg, which is partly bent. Stooping slightly, she lifts her foot in order to adjust...

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Provenance

By 1901: with E. P. Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from E. P. Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D. (after a Greek type of the 2nd century B.C.)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 175; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 111 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

01.8206

Medium or Technique

Palombino limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture