Citation"Allegorical Portrait of a Young Man in the Guise of Mercury Slaying Argus
(Alessandro Allori) , 2000.272,” Harvard Art Museums collections online, Mar 20, 2023, https://hvrd.art/o/174915.
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A nude light-skinned man stands in front of a large boulder. In his raised left hand is a wooden flute. His right hand reaches across his body and holds a staff with two snakes. A pale cloud covers his groin and winds behind his legs. His feet have small wings at the back. Behind this man is a light-skinned man on the ground with his eyes closed. Many eyelid-like ripples appear in his forehead. His left arm is bent back at an unnatural angle. Behind the men is a valley with a reclining white cow and buildings in the distance.