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Selling Slaves in Rome

Jean-Léon Gérôme

Selling Slaves in Rome - Jean-Léon Gérôme -

Title:Selling Slaves in Rome
Painted by:Jean-Léon Gérôme
Dimensions:22.44 inch wide x 25.20 inch high

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This is not a slave-sale scene, it is the famous courisan Phryne, who was brought to trial by a former lover for having introduced the cult of a foreign god in Athens. Seeing that the cause was lost, her lawyer undressed her and the beauty of her breasts won her cause. She is always depicted hiding her face with her arm, as a way to keep her pride in front of the Aeropagus.
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Posted by Marie-Pierre Bussières on 24.November 2010, 15:15

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