Three Seated Goddesses

Pg. 189 Fig. 5-44

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Three Seated Goddesses (possibly Hestia, Dione and Aphrodite)
from the east pediment of the Parthenon (ca. 438-432 BCE., marble, over-lifesize)
Once was thought to be the Three Fates , whom the greeks believed appearded at the birth of of a child and determined its destiny.  Seemingly awakened from a deep sleep, the bodies look drowsy. The greatness of the sculpture shows throw the female form unter the forms of drapery.

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      Even though this is without heads and arms, the impression s one of a photograph of motion. They seem to be alive.