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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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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).


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

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Medium or Technique

Palombino limestone


The Ancient World