Greek Nereid Sea Nymph Sculpture After Gustavo Obiols (1858-1910)
Our patinated metal sculpture of a Nereid (or sea nymph) holding a chelys after the Spanish sculptor, Gustavo Obiols (1858-1910), measures 23 1/4 by 10 by 8 inches.
It has a nice, warm green patina on white metal (spelter) and carries an applied plaque at the base that reads "Salon 1896".
Condition is good. The lower right arm was cast separately and the edge where it meets the upper arm is visible.
In Greek mythology, the Nereids were the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris, sisters to their brothers the Nerites. They typically accompanied Poseidon and were helpful to sailors.