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Capitoline Wolf

The mythical she-wolf suckling the twins, Romulus and Remus, from the legend of the founding of Rome. The original wolf, dating from the 11th/12th century, with the twins added in the late 15th century, is in the Musei Capitolini in Rome
Prehistoric sculptor & Medieval artist
1938 copy

Tokyo - 東京 /  ルーパロマーナ   Tokyo - 東京 /  ルーパロマーナ


Replica of the Capitoline Wolf - "She-Wolf" - traditionally believed to be Etruscan, 5th century BC, with figures of Romulus and Remus added in the 15th century by Antonio Pollaiuolo. Recent studies suggest that it may be medieval, dating from the 13th century (original in the Museo Nuovo in the Palazzo dei Conservatori, Rome).

The sculpture was a gift from Italy in 1938.

Information Sign

した兄弟は祖父の仇を討ちロ一マを統一したと言わ れています。
Rupa Romana.
(Roman she-wolf).
This statue was donated to the City of Tokyo by Italy in 1938.
It is based on the famous legend of the brothers, Romulus and Remus,
who achieved the great feat of founding the city of Rome.
The young brothers were swept away on the Tiber by Amulius,
who had murdered their grandfather and taken the throne.
They were saved by a she-wolf, whose milk they drank
and grew up to adulthood.
As adults, the brothers are said to have avenged
their grandfather's death and united the Romans.

Tokyo - 東京 - 狼の乳を吸うロムルスとレムスの像


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Locatie (N 35°40'30" - E 139°45'25") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: jp010; Photograph: 1 February 2008  / updated: 9 October 2022
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