in pursuit of grace

As Venus, the goddess of love and beauty, gives her blessings, the Three Graces adorn a fresh-faced beauty’s head with a floral crown. Cupid, that mischievous winged god of love, plays at the feet of the three attendants of Venus, offering to them a few sprigs of flowers belatedly to add to the crown.

The Graces, not Venus, crown the initiate.
Only grace can perfect beauty.

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