Phryné

Phryné, a Greek courtesan, celebrated for her beauty; was the model to Praxiteles of his statue of Venus; accused of profaning the Eleusinian Mysteries, she was brought before the judges, to whom she exposed her person, but who acquitted her of the charge, to preserve to the artists the image of divine beauty thus recognised in her.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Phrygian Cap * Phtah
Phœnix
Phœnix Park
Phonograph
Photius
Photogravure
Photosphere
Phototype
Phrenology
Phrygia
Phrygian Cap
Phryné
Phtah
Phylacteries
Physiocratic School
Piacenza
Pia-mater
Piarists
Piazzi
Pibroch
Picador
Picardy

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Phryné in Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable