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Roman bronze applique of the She-Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus
ROMAN BRONZE APPLIQUE OF THE SHE-WOLF SUCKLING ROMULUS AND REMUS

Extremely rare, possibly unique in a small bronze. Very fine style.

Ca. 2nd Century AD

L. 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.)

Ex collection of B.H.S., a retired military officer, St. Petersburg, Florida, formed in the 1950s-early 1970s; J.M.E. collection, New York, acquired in March 2008.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2018, no. 63.

GD0802JE
$65,000


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Roman bronze applique of the She-Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus
Roman bronze over life-size right forearm
According to mythology, the infant twin brothers, born of Rhea Silva and king Numitor or Mars, abandoned, were suckled by a she-wolf.
Romulus was the legendary founder of Rome. The she-wolf and twins are the symbol of Rome and its people.

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