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

City of Mission Hills

Rafaello Romanelli

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.