The three graces
Signpost of the Roman Pub 'The Four Sisters'
This beautifully crafted relief is a replica of three nude graces, an original from the last quarter of the 1st century AD and of Museum quality is made from genuine Alabaster plaster. Originally it served as a eye catcher of the Pub 'The Four Sisters'. Even today it catches our attention!
The graces relief shows three naked women who are depicted in the classic pose of the three graces. The caption 'Ad Sorores IIII' - 'To the Four Sisters' points out the secular function of this wonderfully crafted relief.
Two of the graces represent beauty and gratitude. They spend their time with Venus, the goddess of love. They help her dress up and read their wishes by the lips. They dance with the Muses, their half sisters, and entertain the gods of Mount Olympus, accompanied by the Lyra of Apollo. Every spring the graces on Earth go back and watch with their girlfriends, the nymphs, the awakening of nature.
Called to the festivities, Thalia (prosperity) brings the flowers and leaves to life, Aglaia (splendor) ensures the radiant light, and Euphrosyne (joy) brings the happiness of the world.
- Three graces relief size 42 x 33 cm
- Rear suspension
- Last quarter of the 1st century AD
- Real Alabaster gypsum
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