This is my version of an Ethel Merman style mermaid bust. I handpainted her showgirl type face and then applied many layers of seashells and pearls to create her bathing cap of shells, pearls and coral. She has a pale aqua sea fan behind and to the side and I used lots of large polished seashells on her bust and base (base is cut from wood) Ms. Ethel Merman the Mermaid measures about 23 inches high, 13 inches wide and is about 10 inches deep. She is quite heavy and large hence the large shipping price. She will probably need to be double boxed and packed with lots of packing materials. Please note that the pics of her outside were just taken for contrast but she is not suitable to be displayed outside. Great for any tropical or kitsch beach decor and will garner lots of comments! This is the 15th in my series of busts and one of the most striking designs.