1. A term referring to a sexual attraction to a statue.
2. A word derived from the Myth of Pygmalion and his prize sculpture that he named Galatea (sleeping love).
In this myth Pygmalion was attempting to create a sculpture of Aphrodite the Goddess of Love. To do this he let his love for the Goddess guide his hands. Unfortunately this had the side effect of making him fall into love with his statue. Aphrodite was moved by this mans efforts, and granted him the gift of his hearts desire. This brought his statue to life so that he and the statue could live happily ever after!
This is Pygmalionism in its original Sense.