THREE GRACES (9103) Pacific Giftware In Greek Mythology, the Three Graces were the Chrarites named Aglae, Euphosyne, and Thalia, usually considered daughters of Zeus and Eurynome. This sculpture is a smaller replica of the Three Graces marble sculpture from the Borghese Collection displayed at the Louvre Museum in Paris. This intricately sculpted statue of the Three Graces "Les Trois Grâces" is cast in high quality stone resin in a classic white marble finish. The cold-cast stone gives a very nice and realistic feel to the sculpture and it is thus heavy in compliment to its relative size. The bottom of the base is lined with felt for the protection of your display surface.
• Height:10 1/8" • Width: 7 1/2" • Depth: 2 1/2" • Material Cold Cast Stone Resin • Felted under base • Weight: 2 lb 13.4 oz Click Here for a 360º view of this product
A mythological subject Our sculpture depicts three goddesses from ancient Greek mythology called the Graces, known in Greek as the Charites. Originally goddesses of nature, they came to be generally considered as companions of Aphrodite (Venus), the goddess of Love and Beauty. According to poetic and literary tradition, the Graces were three in number, and their names were Euphrosyne, Thalia, and Aglaia. Eternally young and lovely, they represented charm, beauty, and human creativity, and were depicted naked, originally holding attributes such as apples, roses, and sprigs of myrtle.
The poses of the figures in this painting were directly inspired by an ancient marble statue in the Libreria Piccolomini in the Duomo at Siena: the nymph in the middle is seen from behind; the one on the left faces the viewer, with her head turned to one side; the one on the right is shown in profile, her head turned toward the viewer. The result resembles three different views of the same figure. The three goddesses are linked together in a ring, holding each other by the waist or neck to form a graceful chain.