'Nymph', medal

'Nymph', medal

'Nymph'
Medal
Pierre Turin (1891-1968)
France (Paris)
1932
Bronze, struck; uniface
Museum no. A.3-1978
Given by Mrs J. Hull Grundy

In the Art Deco period, fashion and the decorative arts exploited a taste for the exotic and sensual. Although Turin's Nymph derives from classical sources, its knowing smile epitomises modern Parisian sophistication. The design is still sold in various forms by the Paris Mint.