Emmanuel Villanis Bronze Phryne

Emmanuel Villanis Bronze of Phryne

bronze by Emmanuel Villanis Phryne IMG_9858

Emmanuel Villanis Bronze of Phryne:

Circa: Late 1800’s
Size/Weight/Mark: 25″ High13″ Across Shoulders

5.5  6.5″ At Base


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This bronze is in great overall condition.

Cold Painted Bronze: Slight scoff of finish on tip of nose.

It is a bronze sculpture by  Emmanuel Villanis and cast at the Societe des Bronzes Parise.

The Image is of Phryne…

According to Wikipedia: Phryne, when accused of profaning the Eleusinian mysteries, she was defended by the orator Hypereides, one of her lovers. When it seemed as if the verdict would be unfavourable, he tore open her robe and displayed her breasts, which so moved her judges that they acquitted her. According to others, she herself removed her clothing. The judges’ change of heart was not simply because they were overcome by the beauty of her nude body, but because physical beauty was often seen as a facet of divinity or a mark of divine favor during those times.

Sculptor Emmanuel Villanis was born in Lille, December 12, 1858 of Italian parents. After the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy, in March 1861, the Villanis returned to their country and settled in Piedmont.

(Product Photos: Valetta Ciarla)

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