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CaptionThalia Aglaia & Euphrosyne The Three Graces Marble  Roman Imperial period  2nd century A.D.  Copy of a Greek work of the 2nd century B.C. These young girls linked in a dance-like pose represent The Three Graces: Aglaia Beauty Euphrosyne Mirth and Thalia Abundance. They bestow what is most pleasurable and beneficent in nature and society: fertility and growth beauty in the arts and harmonious reciprocity between men. They enjoyed venerable cults in Greece and Asia Minor. In mythology they play an attendant role gracing festivals and organizing dances. Their closest connection is with Aphrodite whom they serve as handmaidens. This carefully calculated frieze-like composition is typical of classicizing art of the second and first centuries B.C. Instantly recognizable it soon became the canonic formula for representing the Graces who appeared in every medium and on every kind of object from mirrors to sarcophagi. ______________ By peterjr1961 Peter Roan This photo was taken on May 14 2008 in Central Park using an HP PhotoSmart M537. http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterjr1961/2507000997/ License Some rights reserved
HeadlineThe Three Graces Marble -One of the worlds most copied sculptures is a Roman copy of a 2nd century Greek work Aglaia Beauty; Euphrosyne Mirth and Thalia Abundance.
Keywordstriple-goddess Three-Graces
Copyright Noticetaken in Central Park NYC
Byline (Photographer)Peter Roan

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