Three Goddesses

Three Goddesses

Date ca. 438-432 BCE

Movement Greek | Classical

Medium Marble

Dimensions over-life-size

Provenance East pediment of the Parthenon, Akropolis, Athens

Housed at The British Museum, London


Thought to depict Leto, Artemis and Aphrodite. Relaxed, dignified poses and beautifully carved drapery convey naturalism. Deeply cut folds of clothing pile throughout rather unnaturally, creating distinct sections of the bodies —these sections, though clumped unnaturally, add depth to the figures, enhancing the bodies’ overall naturalism.