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Spinario – boy pulling thorn from his foot

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Spinario, i.e. a boy pulling a thorn from his foot
Spinario - boy pulling thorn from his foot

Spinario is a wonderful sculpture of the Hellenistic era from the 3rd century BCE. It shows a boy pulling a thorn from his foot and is proof that Hellenic art has mastered the realistic representation of people.

The photo shows a copy of the sculpture from the 1st century CE, which is in the British Museum in London.

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