We present this Grand Tour sculpture from the famous Hellenistic model Spinario, in bronze, from the 19th century.
The double rectangular base is in black marble, the sculpture depicting a seated young man while, with his legs crossed, leans over to remove a thorn from the sole of his left foot. There are several versions scattered in museums around the world.
The perhaps older one, in bronze (73 cm high), is located in the Capitoline Museums in Rome, while a marble is part of the Uffizi collection in Florence and was copied by Brunelleschi in the famous competition panel for the north door of the Baptistery of the 1401. Another marble copy is found in the Louvre, a bronze one in the Pushkin Museum in Moscow.