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Phryne Before the Judges Statue
Inspired by the 1861 painting by artist Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904)
Phryne, a 4th century Green courtesan, was aquitted at her capital offense trial after her lawyer partially opened her robe to reveal her body's stunning beauty. This exquisitely balanced sculpture depicts the exquisite maiden shielding her eyes from the judges. Cast in quality designer resin with a faux stone finish to capture each detail, this grand-scale Design Toscano exclusive lends grace and history to home or garden.
12"Wx11"Dx43½"H. 21 lbs.
Was: $275.00
Now: $225.00
Phryne Before the Judges Statue is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I wasn't expecting it to be that great. So I was surprised with the perfection.
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful statue with interesting history This sculpture, Phyrene Before the Judges is quite interesting in its history, though there is no real record of this event happening as depicted. Rather, this is based on a painting based on hearsay, based on a myth, mostly. However, it is quite lovely and sculpted nicely and is a good size. It is a handsome sculpture with a place in the garden or, in my case, the sculpture garden. The only flaw with this sculpture and almost all Toscano resin castings, is the color. They all tend to be a sort of grayish, pale color. This doesn't go with anything else (except itself). Fortunately, there is an easy solution: spray painting. Unless this is going to be subject to constant water or rainfall, most commercial spray paints stick to it quite well. I prefer the textured finishes, like "stone" texture or at least "sand." I painted mine in three colors: a pale ivory for the skin, a darker tan for the garment, and a reddish brown for the tree stump she is leaning against and her hair. This, of course, requires lots of taping off and painting in sections and then some touchup later, but it is much better than the standard "ghostly gray." Otherwise, a perfect statue.
Date published: 2015-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very beautiful statue Phryne Before the Judges is the Statue even more beautiful than what I imagined before receiving it at home. The used material is magnificent, it really looks like some marble. Details are remarkable and the finish is exemplary. A real work of artist. I could not be happier. I am completely satisfied by this purchase.
Date published: 2013-12-23
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