Nymph

May 25, 2017

Location:  State Line Road and W 69th Terrace, Mission Hills, KS

 

Owner:  City of Mission Hills

 

Artist:  Rafaello Romanelli

 

Dates:  Installed 1963

 

Medium:  Marble

 

Description:

This Rafaello Romanelli work was purchased by Miller Nichols in 1962 for the Country Club district of Mission Hills.  The Nymph is a nude woman sitting atop a pedestal on top of a column.  She rests her chin on her clasped hands as she looks down at the basin below.  

 

The work was intended to be a fountain but has not been used that way since its placement in Mission Hills.  There is a face of a man with a long moustache on the column below the woman.  If you look closely, you can see a waterspout in his mouth.  There is another man's face with haunting eyes at the base of the column at the basin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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