A fine mid 19th century Italian Grand Tour bronze model of the ‘Capitoline Wolf’. The finely cast and chased she-wolf with the twin figures of Romulus & Remus suckling beneath.
Height 3 1/2“ (8.9cm)
Width 5 1/2“ (14cm)
Depth 2 1/2“ (6.3cm)
La Lupa Capitolina “the Capitoline Wolf”. Traditional scholarship says the wolf-figure is Etruscan, 5th century BC. The figures of Romulus and Remus were added in the 15th century AD by Antonio Pollaiuolo. Recent studies suggest that the she-wolf may be a medieval sculpture dating from the 13th century AD. The work’s attribution attests to the enduring nature of the myth.