The goddess is depicted nude, standing on her right leg, bending forwards, her torso twisting to lean down with her now missing right arm towards her raised left foot, wearing an armlet on her raised left arm, her hair tied back at the nape of her neck with a stephane in her hair.
His de Salle Collection, sold, London, 1880, no. 330, p. 24
Hoffman Collection, sold 1889, no. 469, p. 123-4
Louis De Clercq (1882-1901), Oignies, France, acquired from the above in 1889
Thence by descent to his grand-nephew Comte Henri de Boisgelin (1901 – 1967), rue de Mazarine, Paris
statuette is a small-scale version after a Greek original showing the goddess
bending down to adjust her sandal. The type has its origins in Hellenistic
Alexandria and Asia Minor of the 3rd century BC. Cf. LIMC, II, 2, Aphrodite p. 45, no. 476-8.
A. de Ridder, Collection De Clercq. Catalogue, vol. 3: Les Bronzes, Paris, 1905, pl. 14, no. 88