The Three Graces

Ancient Rome, 200CE
The Three Graces, Ancient Rome
The Three Graces, zoomed in
123 cmThe Three Graces scale comparison100 cm

The Three Graces is an Ancient Roman Marble Sculpture created in 200CE. It lives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The image is used according to Educational Fair Use, and tagged The Graces and Greek and Roman Mythology. SourceSee The Three Graces in the Kaleidoscope

In ancient Greece and Rome there were many deities to worship, and while major gods, like Zeus were worshipped almost by default, the lesser gods and goddesses were worshipped to represent your priorities. Soldiers may worship Ares, god of war, partiers might pray to Dionysus, god of revelry. The statue group above represents the Graces, or Charities, three sister goddesses who presided over the pleasurable and positive aspects of society. These goddesses sponsored creativity, dance, festivals and fertility. I imagine their worshipers were very positive, friendly people.
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