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Statuette of Aphrodite untying a sandal (Sandalbinder)

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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...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (without provenance in his records); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Place of Manufacture

Smyrna, Ionia, Asia Minor

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

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture