A Neapolitan bronze of the Spinario

A Neapolitan bronze of the Spinario

Circa 1880
Stock Number: 13598-99/GSO
Height 38.00 cm [1 ft 3 ins]
Width 24.00 cm [0 ft 9 ins]
Depth 30.00 cm [1 ft ]
£3,800.00

Height with plinth 144 cm.

Raised upon a Sienna and white statuary marble column pedestal.

The Spinario, or boy removing a thorn form his foot, is a celebrated if much debated copy after the antique bronze i.e. from the Roman period. The vignette possibly celebrates a Shepherd boy called Martius who bore a message to the Roman Senate with such diligence, that only after the message was safely delivered did he look to remove a thorn from his foot.