Agalmatophilia


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Sexuoerotism evoked by a statue, doll or mannequin or object, which contrasts to the use of a mannequin as a surrogate for a real person
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New Comedy, contains multiple examples of real hetairai "standing in" for the Knidian Aphrodite, in order for a male protagonist to consummate his passion for the statue in an act of agalmatophilia (see Corso 2007, 40-4).
Notes on agalmatophilia and Imitatio Creatoris, from Plato to Winckelmann