Just noticed this thread today and, flipping back through the pages, this pic of Roger caught my eye, because I have seen this as a sculpture. My dad has a small copy of it:
: Boy with Thorn
, also called Fedele (Fedelino)
) or Spinario, is a Greco-Roman Hellenistic bronze sculpture of a boy withdrawing a thorn from the sole of his foot, now in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome. A Roman marble of this subject from the Medici collections is in a corridor of the Uffizi Gallery, Florence. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boy_with_Thorn
Wow. Roger always looks like a work of art to me, but this is too much. And even the similarity in the name.
Freaky... and cool!