Statue of a Boy with Thorn

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 30 October 2019
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The figure type of the Spinario (boy with a thorn) originated in Hellenistic art of the late 3rd century BCE. The popular genre motif of the shepherd or peasant boy is conveyed in several versions and different materials. This statue was amended in the 19th century CE after a bronze from the early Roman imperial age. Marble. Roman copy, around 150 CE. Acquired in Rome, Italy, in 1826 CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 30). Statue of a Boy with Thorn. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11402/statue-of-a-boy-with-thorn/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Boy with Thorn." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 30, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11402/statue-of-a-boy-with-thorn/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Statue of a Boy with Thorn." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 30 Oct 2019. Web. 21 Jun 2021.