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Hermes slaying Argus Panoptes, & the heifer Io | Greek vase, Athenian red figure stamnos

 

L11.2 HERMES & ARGOS PANOPTES

Museum Collection: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria
Catalogue Number: Vienna 3729
Beazley Archive Number: 202608
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Stamnos
Painter: Attributed to the Argos Painter
Date: --
Period: Classical

SUMMARY

Hermes slays Argos Panoptes, whose body is covered with eyes, with a sword. Behind him stands the maiden Io, disguised as a heifer. Zeus (not shown) sits watching.

ARTICLESArgos Panoptes, Hermes, Io

 
 
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