The Three Graces Dancing…..youth & beauty, mirth & elegance
Brooch. Unknown maker ..Shell, gold, pearl, and enamel (after the original design, depicted in a painting by Antonio Canova 1798/9).
The Three Graces, celebrated in classical literature and art, were the daughters of Jupiter (or Zeus in Greek mythology), and companions to the Muses. Thalia (youth and beauty) is accompanied by Euphrosyne (mirth), and Aglaia (elegance).