JEAN MARIE BOWCOTT

Io.

9 X 4 X 1" Cast in Plaster/hydrastone and antiqued by burying in the earth before completely dry. Sold

 

Hera almost caught her husband Zeus with a mistress named Io, a fate avoided by Zeus who turned

Io into a lovely white heifer. But Hera was not totally misled and compelled Zeus to give her

the heifer as a present. Once Io was given to Hera, she placed her in the charge of Argus,

with all his eyes. Hera then sent a gadfly to sting Io as she wandered about the earth.

Io was driven by this aggravation to far-away Egypt, where she became a priestess

to the Egyptian goddess—Isis.

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