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The Three Graces

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Derived either directly or indirectly from ancient classical sculpture, the three figures probably represent Chastity, Beaty, and Amor. Chastity is quickly recognised because she wears a thinm transparent veil over her lower torso while her sisters have no such covering. Furthermore, her breasts are shielded from view by the extended arm of the central figure; Amor's breasts, on the contrary, are revealed. While Amor wears a necklace and Beauty has a string of beads that falls down on the back of her neck, Chastity appears with no adornment.
 
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