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

L11.3 HERMES & ARGOS PANOPTES

Museum Collection: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Catalogue No: Boston 08.417
Beazley Archive No.: 206686
Ware: Attic Red Figure
Shape: Hydria
Painter: Attributed to the
Agrigento Painter
Date: ca 470 - 460 BC
Period: Early Classical

SUMMARY

Argos Panoptes guards the heifer-shaped maiden Io. His body is covered in eyes, he wears an animal skin cape and wields a sword. To his right the god Hermes prepares to draw his sword to attack. Zeus and Hera observe the scene from the left.

NOTEThis image is a montage of several photos of the vase.

ARTICLESArgos Panoptes, Hermes, Io

 
 
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