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Replica of Boy with Thorn, 19thC

Replica of Boy with Thorn, 19thC


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13" high. Replica of the original bronze statue in Italy titled, Boy with Thorn. Boy with Thorn, also called Fedele (Fedelino) or Spinario, is a Greco-Roman Hellenistic bronze sculpture of a boy withdrawing a thorn from the sole of his foot, now in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome. A Roman marble of this subject is located in Florence. Derived from an anecdote invented to give this study a more heroic civic setting: the faithful messenger, a mere shepherd boy, had delivered his message to the Roman Senate first, only then stopping to remove a painful thorn from his foot: the Roman Senate commemorated the event.