|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Three Muses relief|
|Findspot:||Found at Mantinea (in August 1887)|
|Summary:||Three standing muses|
|Sculptor:||Attributed to the workshop of Praxiteles|
|Sculpture Type:||Statue base, relief-decorated|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 330 BC - ca. 320 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.97 m; W. 1.36 m|
|In Whole:||Mantinea statue base|
Subject Description: Three standing muses, amply swathed in himatia covering chitons, and with slippers on their feet. The first, standing in 3/4-view to the the right, seems to hold an opened scroll in both hands, held just above waist level. The second, in a frontal posture, but with her head turned 3/4-view to the left, holds her right hand on her hip, and her left hand (holding perhaps a scroll) in front of her left thigh. The third stands nearly frontal, slightly to the left, grasps her skirt with her left hand, and holds a kithara up high with her outstretched right hand.
Condition Description: This one (of perhaps four original relief plaques) constitutes a rectangular relief plaque that is intact on all edges, but missing the heads of the figures.