London, South Kensington
13 September 2005
A French bronze figure of Phryne
After Campagne, last quarter 19th century
The base inscribed Campagne, the title plaque inscribed PHRYNE DEVANT SES JUGES PAR CAMPAGNE (SCULPT)
34¼in. (89.5cm.) high
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Phryne, an Athenian courtesan said to be the mistress of Praxiteles, was accused of impiety. The judges, however, refused to condemn her when her counsel made her remove her clothes to reveal her perfect beauty.
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