L11.3 ARGUS PANOPTES & HERMES
|Museum Collection||Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
|Catalogue No.||Boston 08.417|
|Beazley Archive No.||206686|
|Ware||Attic Red Figure|
|Painter||Attributed to the Agrigento Painter|
|Date||ca 470 - 460 B.C.|
Argus Panoptes guards the heifer-shaped maiden Io. He is depicted as a man whose body is covered in eyes, wearing an animal-skin cape, cap and sheathed sword, and brandishing a club. To his right the god Hermes draws his sword to attack. Zeus and Hera observe the scene on the left. The goddess holds a lotus-tipped sceptre in one hand and a budding frond in the other. The scene takes place before the temple of Hera represented here by pillars and entablature, and an altar on the far right.
This image is a montage of several photos of the vase.