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Jealous Juno charged the hundred eyed Argus to guard over Io, whom her husband Jupiter had seduced and transformed into a cow. But Jupiter commanded Mercury to kill Argus. Mercury soothed Argus into sleep and then cut off his head. The painting shows Mercury giving the hundred eyes to Juno, who sets them in a peacock's tail.
|Title||Juno Receiving the Eyes of Argus from Mercury|
|Material and technique||Oil on canvas|
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width : 181 cm
Height : 131 cm
Painter: Hendrick Goltzius
|Accession number||1240 (OK)|
|Credits||Schenking / Donation: S.B. Bos 1864|
|Age maker||About 57 years old|
|Exhibitions|| The Collection Enriched (2011)
|Material||Canvas > Worked fibres > Fibre > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the maker
Mühlbracht (Bracht-am-Niederrhein) 1558 - Haarlem 1617
Hendrik Goltzius was an engraver from Haarlem. In the beginning he mainly engraved works designed by other artists, but later also used his own designs. Togethe..