Antique Italian Grand Tour bronze of the Spinario on rouge marble base.

This is a good sized Italian antique Grand Tour bronze of Spinario or the "Thorn Puller". A naked youth sits on a tree stump and pulls a thorn from his foot. Original patination to this attractive bronze with good detail and modelling. Lovely base of griotte and black marble. The original ancient bronze of the Spinario is in the Capitoline Museum in Rome and was made up from fragments of a 4th or 5th century Greek bronze. Italy circa 1880. 15 inches high by 7.5 inch diameter ( 37.5 cm by 18.75 cm).

Stock Number: 4972

Price: SOLD

Availability: SOLD

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