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Mercury and Argus: M.3-1961

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Current Location: Gallery 7 (Courtauld)


Mercury and Argus


Sculptor: Aspetti, Tiziano (Style of)




Bronze, cast. Mercury stands on his right leg with his left leg relaxed at the knee and his foot placed on Argus' head. His right arm, bent at the elbow is held up in front of him, and his left holds to his left thigh a drape which descends to the ground and billows forward to the right of his right leg.


History note: Peel and Humphris, Bond Street, London

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Measurements and weight

Height: 20.3 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Venice ⪼ Italy

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1961) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Early 17th Century
Circa 1600 CE - 1630 CE

School or Style


People, subjects and objects depicted


  • Sculpture UK

Components of the work

Sculpture Depth 6.5 cm Height 20.5 cm Width 8.3 cm

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Bronze, cast

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: M.3-1961
Primary reference Number: 13961
External ID: CAM_CCF_M_3_1961
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 13 March 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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