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Charger Depicting the Three Graces

c. 1525
(Italian, 1465?–1553)
Diameter: 44.8 cm (17 5/8 in.)
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In Greek mythology, the three graces represent the daughters of Zeus who embodied charm, beauty, and creativity.

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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.
Charger Depicting the Three Graces

Charger Depicting the Three Graces

c. 1525

Maestro Giorgio Andreoli

(Italian, 1465?–1553)
Italy, Urbino region, Gubbio, 16th century

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