The work depicts a Marble Nymph with a sea-shell statue, a divine spirit in ancient Greek mythology, sitting on a rock holding a shell. In this Marble Nymph with a sea-shell statue, the fairy is depicted as beautiful and elegant, as can be seen from the curves of her body and the attention focused on her curved and exposed breasts. By depicting her bowing her head, she gives the impression of being sad or timid, which can show that she knows not to come off too strong or too macho, but can also reflect her thinking about past actions, which has been suggested to Ariadne and her for interfering and getting herself into Naxos. For this exhibition, however, this Marble Nymph with a sea-shell statue represents how mortal and divine women should be graceful and elegant, but should also adhere to the proper behavior prescribed to them by men. Also, unlike many male sculptures, she does not hold her head proudly high, which hints at how modest women should be and how their actions would not necessarily make them proud.