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

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



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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