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Since 1471 the Capitoline Wolf has been housed in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Campidoglio, the ancient Capitoline Hill, Rome.
The age and origin of this sculpture is controversial. Originally thought to be an Etruscan work of the 5th century BC, recent radiocarbon and thermoluminescence dating have found that the wolf portion of the statue was likely cast between 1021 and 1153, the twins perhaps being added by the sculptor Antonio Pollaiolo in the late 15th century.
The present sculpture is very well cast with excellent afterwork and and a fine translucent green-brown patination.
|Height||4.00 inch||(10.16 cm)|
|Width||7.00 inch||(17.78 cm)|
|Depth||2.50 inch||(6.35 cm)|