Artist

unknown (Etruscan)

Date

ca. 499-ca. 450 BCE (creation)

Alternate Title

She-Wolf Suckling Romulus and Remus

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Description

Only wolf is Etruscan; the suckling infants are additions of Renaissance date and are probably the work of Antonio Pollaiuolo.

Description Source

Grove Dictionary of Art

Culture

Etruscan (ancient)

Keywords

animals, literary / legendary, mythology (Classical), Rome--History, Twins

Classification

Sculpture and Installations

Work Type

sculpture; statues

Style Period

Etruscan

Work Technique

casting

Location

Palazzo dei Conservatori (Rome, Lazio, Italy)

Material

bronze

Measurements

34 in (height)

File Type

jpg

Photo Credit

Katherine A. Schwab

Keywords

animals, literary / legendary, mythology (Classical), Rome--History, Twins

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