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Hermes battling Argus
Fourquemin (fl. 1835-1853) (Lithographer)
Housselin, Alexis Louis Pierre (Etcher)

Wonders: Images of the Ancient World

Mythology -- Mercury

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844 - 1861
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC WON MYT-Mer
Mercury (Roman deity)
Hermes (Greek deity)
Daggers & swords
Hides & skins
Mythology, Greek
Io (Greek mythology)
Argos (Greek mythology)
Content: Written on border: "Mercury wearing a short tunic covered with a fawn skin and a chlaena [chiton?] is combating Argus whom he is about to decapitate. Io transformed into a cow flees being freed from Argus' guardianship. Blayds Collection, England."
Source note: Elite des monuments céramographiques : matériaux pour l''histoire des religions et des moeurs de l''antiquité. (Paris : Leleux, 1844-1861) Lenormant, Charles (1802-1859), Author.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; image diameter 14 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): f30b9130-c5be-012f-9c2f-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1835: Creator Born
  • 1844: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1853: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hermes battling Argus" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1844 - 1861. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-1a0a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hermes battling Argus" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 29, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-1a0a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1844 - 1861). Hermes battling Argus Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e4-1a0a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Hermes battling Argus