'Mercury, sent by Jupiter...', late 18th-early 19th century. Creator: Thornton.
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'Mercury, sent by Jupiter...', late 18th-early 19th century. '...ordering Calypso, Queen of the Island Ogygia, in the Ausonian Sea, to let Ulysses proceed on his Voyage for Ithaca'. Scene from Virgil's "Aeneid", the Greek god Mercury, holding his caduceus (rod entwined with snakes), and wearing winged helmet and sandals. [Alexander Hogg, London]