1979, Francis Schiller, Paul Broca, founder of French anthropology, explorer of the brain, pages 291:
- Not so the biographer: an avid collector of all palpable evidence, he is also afflicted with something called "agalmatophilia" or monumentomania.
1999, Stephen Michael Wheeler, A discourse of wonders: audience and performance in Ovid's Metamorphoses, pages 156:
- In the end, contrary to rational expectation, Pygmalion's seemingly misguided belief in the realism of the statue does not lead to agalmatophilia.
2006, Laurence Simmons, Freud's Italian Journey, pages 163:
- Significantly it is another of those small details in the text, the fact that the approaching Gradiva should startle a lizard, which saves us as readers from the icy returns of agalmatophilia.
2008, Stephen T. Holmes, Ronald M. Holmes, Sex Crimes: Patterns and Behavior, pages 87:
- Pygmalionism (sometimes called agalmatophilia), is a sexual attraction to a statue, doll, or mannequin.