Large Plaster Statue of the Capitoline Wolf

GBP 12,895.00

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Object Description

A large-scale plaster statue of the Capitoline Wolf circa 1900 after the antique in bronze thought to date from as early as the 11th century. Originally made by the Moulage Museum, Brussels, this plaster statue was sourced from a huge stately home. Known in Italian as ‘Lupa Capitolina’, the wolf is depicted as she is in the antique, suckling a young Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of Rome according to mythology.
Romulus & Remus
According to legend, twin brothers Romulus and Remus were abandoned by their parents as babies. They were nestled in a basket and placed into the River Tiber. Later, when the basket ran aground, the twins were discovered by a female wolf who nursed the twins, before they were found by a shepherd who raised them.
As adults, Romulus and Remus wished to create a city where the she-wolf had discovered them as children. However, the brothers quarrelled over where the site should be and Remus was killed by his brother. This left Romulus to establish the new city alone, naming it after himself: Rome.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. There are a couple of hairline cracks and chips. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

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    W:146 x H:93 x D:70 centimeters
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Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

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