Marble Statue Group of the Three Graces

Linked in a dancer's pose, the Three Graces are three women who represent, and bestow unto others all that is pleasurable and beneficial to society. Aglaia is the grace of Beauty, Euphrosyne is the grace of Mirth, and Thalia is the grace of Abundance. The story goes that the Graces are handmaidens to Aphrodite. This sort of pose became a staple in representing women in sculpture, nude or not. Here though, the piece is unapologetic in it's brashness. Do you believe this piece to be celebratory, or do you see it as something that's perverted?

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