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Hermes fighting the giant Argus Panoptes | Greek vase, Athenian red figure amphora

L11.1 HERMES & ARGOS PANOPTES

Museum Collection: Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany
Catalogue No.: Hamburg 1966.34
Beazley Archive No.: 352495
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Amphora, neck
Painter: Attributed to the Eucharides Painter
Date: ca 490 BC
Period: Archaic

ARTICLES

Argos Panoptes, Hermes, Io

SUMMARY

Side A: Hermes slays Argos Panoptes with his sword. Behind him stands Io, hidden in the guise of heifer. The body of the guardian giant is covered with staring eyes.
Side B: The death of Aktaion (not shown)

 
 
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