During the 15th and 16th centuries, many small and mediumsized replicas were made in bronze on the theme of a figure extracting a thorn. This example is a variation of the one in the Capitoline Museum of Rome, of which the Louvre has a bronze cast, made in Rome in 1540.
The figure extracting a thorn is usually seated on a tree trunk or a rock, but in this case it is a rectangular base similar to a
The sharply inclined torso brings out all the muscles of the body, the gesture is very concentrated, and the curly hair forms a kind of roll on the nape of the neck.
The right foot is usually flat on the ground but in this case rests on the tip of the toes.
Reproduction in patinated bronze
Depth: 12 cm
Weight: 8.5 kg
Origin: Italy, Padua
Period: End of the 15th century, 1st half of the 16th century
Museum: Paris - Louvre Museum