'Mercury and Argus', ivory relief

'Mercury and Argus', ivory relief

'Mercury and Argus'
Ivory relief
Theodore Xavery
Southern Netherlands
About 1750-60
Ivory
Museum no. A.17-1964

In the story from classical mythology, the all-seeing giant Argus was murdered by Mercury at the instruction of Jupiter. He had been sent by Juno to watch over Io, whom Jupiter wished to seduce.