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ITEM NUMBER: N-1
ITEM NAME: The Three Graces
SIZE: 11"H (27 cm)
ITEM TYPE: Statue
ITEM MATERIAL: Bonded marble
ITEM FINISH: Antique marble finish
RETAIL PRICE: $85.00
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Victoria & Albert Museum, London, By Antonio Canova, 1770 - 1822 A.D.

They are the beautiful sister Goddesses who attended Aphrodity, the Goddess of love and were personifications of grace and beauty. They spread the joy of nature and lived on Olimpus. Their names, number and parentage vary, but they are generally said to be three sisters named Euphrosyne, who represented jollity, Thalia identified with abundance, and Aglaea, a representation of splendor. They are daughters of Zeus and Eurynome or Hera. They influenced artists throughout the ages. They were depicted in sculpture and vase paintings by the ancient Greeks, in Roman wall paintings at Pompeii, in Botticelliís allegorical painting known as Springtime, and in this statue which Canova carved in marble. In art they are frequently represented as naked girls with their hands on each otherís shoulders, the two outer figures looking one way and the middle one looking the other.
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