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(1291) Phryne

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1933 RA. Discovered 1933 Sept. 15 by E. Delporte at Uccle.

Named for a hetaera of the 4th century B.C. celebrated for her beauty. She was the model for several statues including the Cnidian Aphrodite of Praxiteles {see planet  (5983)} and also, it is said, for the Aphrodite Anadyomene of Apelles. (H 118)

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