Mercury and Argus

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Artist: Govert Teuniszoon Flinck
Artwork: Mercury and Argus
Description: The painting depicts the story from Ovid’s Metamorphoses in which the hundred-eyed giant Argus is put to sleep by Mercury, who is sent by Jupiter to rescue Io, one of Jupiter’s lovers, whom Jupiter had transformed into a white heifer to hide her from his wife Juno.

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