Attributed to Antonello Gagini Italian

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 534

This statue is a copy of the Hellenistic bronze boy extracting a thorn from his foot in the Museo Capitolino, Rome, universally known as the Spinario. Gagini's version once served as a fountain figure at the top of a staircase in Palazzo Alconties, Messina. Inscribed near the foot were his signature and the date 1500.

Spinario, Attributed to Antonello Gagini (Italian, Palermo 1478–1536 Palermo), Bronze, Italian, possibly Messina

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