Boy with Thorn

Location: The Raphael Hotel, 325 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, MO

Owner: The Raphael Hotel

Artist: Bernhard Zuckerman

Dates: 1976

Medium: Marble (sculpture), concrete (base)


In front of the Raphael Hotel is Boy with Thorn. It is a copy of the original 5th century sculpture that resides in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Italy and it was sculpted by Bernhard Zuckerman. The sculpture depicts a nude boy sitting on a stone pillar or wall trying to remove a thorn from the bottom of his left foot.

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The City of Fountains Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to the conservation of the historic fountains and sculptures in the Kansas City area. 

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