Boy Extracting Thorn sculpture also known as the Spinario Fedelino Sculpture. This is better in person than in photos and is highly detailed. Statue.com choice of best sculpture is the Spinario. Boy extracting Thorn sometimes called Spinario and the original can be found at the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome. Let this timeless piece adorn you Home. This Fedelino statue is also known as Spinario and is thought to be a portrait of Marcius, the Roman messenger Mercury. The original name was Fedele, meaning faithful. The diligent Roman messenger, Spinario, who would not be detored from his mission to deliver the message before stopping to remove a thorn form his foot. Others believe that Fedelino was a conscientious shepherd boy removing a thorn from his foot. Fedlino The Boy with the Thorn (1st century B.C.) The Hellenistic interest in realistic treatment of the more commonplace events of man is to be seen in this delicate sympathetic work. The statue is also known as Spinario, or a Boy Plucking a Thorn from the Foot. It was first named Fedele (Faithful) because it was thought that it was a portrait of Marcius, a Roman messenger who would not delay his mission even he was painfully tortured by a thorn in his foot. The statue stands in the center of a room in the Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome. A copy is also found in the Uffizi gallery in Florence. This classical sculpture will be your prized piece of art work in your collection.