late c19th italian bronze 'grand tour' souvenir sculpture of the capitoline wolf

Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture of the Capitoline Wolf.


| $442 USD | €398 EUR

Item Ref

ML 1812


Late C19th Italian bronze 'Grand Tour' souvenir sculpture of the Capitoline Wolf .
Desk-top scale reduction of the iconic Roman bronze sculpture depicting a scene from the legend of the founding of Rome. The sculpture shows a she-wolf suckling the mythical twin founders of Rome , Romulus and Remus. The twin infants shown beneath the body of the wolf , the whole raised on a stepped rectangular plinth base .
Thought to be an Etruscan work of the 5th century BC , The Capitoline Wolf has been housed since 1471 in the Palazzo Dei Conservatori on the Campidoglio (ancient Capitoline Hill) , Rome ,Italy.
Accurately cast copy with an excellent consistent aged patina and golden hue .
H 4.5"
W 6.5"
D 2.5"
Italy ,Rome c. 1880
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Internal Ref: ML 1812


Height = 11 cm (5")
Width = 18 cm (7")
Depth = 6 cm (3")

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