Owner: City of Mission Hills
Artist: Rafaello Romanelli
Dates: Installed 1963
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.