In Greek mythology, the three graces represent the daughters of Zeus who embodied charm, beauty, and creativity.
During the Renaissance, an understanding of classical antiquity was perceived to be a sign of social, intellectual, and economic distinction. Scenes from Greco-Roman mythology were prominently featured on maiolica, covering the surface in a style called istoriato (decorated with stories). This depiction of the three graces was likely based on an engraving by the Renaissance printmaker, Marcantonio Raimondi.
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