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A sea nymph, the daughter of Nereus, the ‘Old Man of the Sea’ in Greek mythology. As attendants of the sea god Neptune, nereids are often depicted reclining on the backs of hippocampi.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Art.

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