Wine jug (one of a pair)

French, Nevers

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 531

This jug and its mate (1985.181.1) are decorated with scenes from classical mythology. Here, Mercury, commanded by the goddess Hera, prepares to behead Argus, the hundred-eyed guardian of Io, a maiden beloved of Zeus, Hera's husband.

Wine jug (one of a pair), Faience (tin-glazed earthenware), French, Nevers

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