Crazy illustration of an ancient Greek sculpture with its subject imagined as an image of the statue’s missing parts, by French illustrator and cartoonist André François from the children’s book The Adventures of Ulysses by Jacques Lemarchand (1960 U.S. edition, orig. 1947). The book is filled with gorgeous six-color lithography like this.
It’s amazing some of the wild visions illustrators used to be able to sneak into books for children as long as the tone remained whimsical. Well, in this case, as whimsical as possible for a story that ends up with a lot of people slain by arrows.