Ignorance and Mercury (an allegory of Virtue and Vice), Mercury kneeling at right holding a staff and taking the hand of a man who emerges from a pile of naked bodies, at left a tree with the torso and head of a woman (Daphne)

Artist: Giovanni Antonio da Brescia (Italian, active ca. 1490–ca. 1525)
Date: ca. 1490–1525
Medium: Engraving
Dimensions: Sheet (Trimmed): 11 7/8 × 17 5/16 in. (30.2 × 44 cm)
Classification: Prints
Credit Line: Purchase, Mr. and Mrs. Janos Scholz Gift, 1954
Accession Number: 54.579

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