Material: white resin
BOY WITH THORN
Reproduction of the Boy with Thorn, or Spinario, example of ancient Roman art.
Handcrafted product made in Tuscany in white resin.
The staute is to be found inside the Galleria degli Uffizi.
Dating back to the first century BC, the Spinario (Boy with Thorn) is a delicate marble sculpture, a Roman copy of a bronze original from the Hellenistic period, depicting a seated boy pulling out a thorn from his foot. According to the Greek tradition, the scene depicts a young man injured during the grape harvest, while in Rome it was reinterpreted as Ascanius, son of the hero Aeneas, considered in turn to be the progenitor of the dynasty of Julius Caesar and Augustus. The delicacy of the scene and the figure of the child have provided the inspiration for numerous modern statues.