Marble statues of three figures from the East pediment of the Parthenon (East pediment L and M). Figure K sits uneasily on a rock, covered with a himation. She is on the point of rising and tucks her right foot in to lever herself up. She sits higher than her neighbour and wears sandals with thick soles, a chiton with sleeves and overfall, and a himation with selvages, covering her legs and back. Her chiton slips off the right shoulder. The head and both arms are missing. Figure L sits and M reclines on a stepped rock covered with a himantion. Both wear a girded chiton with sleeves and a himation. L's chiton is additionally fastened with a cord across the shoulders. M reclines in L's lap, her right shoulder exposed. She appears to have worn a bracelet on her right arm. The figures are carved from one block. They are remarkable for their naturalistic rendering of anatomy blended with a harmonious representation of complex draperies. They are perhaps, from left to right, Hestia, Dione, and her daughter Aphrodite. However, another suggestion is that the two figures on the right are the personification of the Sea (Thalassa) in the lap of the Earth (Gaia).
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