The Capitoline Wolf (Lupa Capitolina) is a bronze sculpture of a she-wolf suckling twin infants, inspired by the legend of the founding of Rome. According to the legend, when Numitor, grandfather of the twins Romulus and Remus, was overthrown by his brother Amulius, the usurper ordered the twins to be cast into the Tiber River. They were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them until a herdsman, Faustulus, found and raised them. The Capitoline Wolf has been housed since 1471 in the Museo Nuovo in the Palazzo dei Conservatori on the Campidoglio (the ancient Capitoline Hill).
The age and origin of the Capitoline Wolf is a subject of controversy. The statue was long thought to be an Etruscan work of the 5th century BC, with the twins added in the late 15th century AD, probably by the sculptor Antonio Pollaiolo. However, radiocarbon and thermoluminescence dating has found that it was possibly manufactured in the 13th century AD; this result, which undercuts the sculpture's iconic significance, is still contested, and while carbon dating has been performed on remnants of the casting core, the results have not yet been publicised.
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lousat (64327) 2012-04-24 7:38
Hi Daniel,great and original perspective to take la lupa in this rich composition,very nice idea as usual,excellent details,colors and light management.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (105981) 2012-04-24 8:02
Trčs belle vue sur ce loup de pierre, quelc adrage avec les plaque en décoration et hommage la belle vitre et son grillage sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
fritzi007 (63) 2012-04-24 8:38
I like your photo, congratulations!
ciakgiak (30383) 2012-04-24 9:10
great POV and perfect perspective in this beautiful image with the Lupa as main subject.
I like the light and the colors and the very elegant presentation. Congratulations and TFS.
holmertz (31408) 2012-04-24 12:01
A famous symbol seen in front of a wall whose plaques and details indicate a strong cultural heritage. A nice low POV and a picture with strong reminiscences of Rome.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-04-24 13:34
an another superb architectural photo with beautiful details, the POV is attractive, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
delpeoples (48734) 2012-04-25 5:26
Ciao caro Daniel
I remember this wolf and the twins Romulus and Remus so well. Very famous, the story of Rome so close we can almost touch it. Excellent composition, good context and excellent management of the shade and light conditions.
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-04-25 5:30
Very intersting composition! i really like the vertical fcut and the framework..sharpness and clarity are splendid..good job!
timecapturer (37236) 2012-04-25 5:48
great shot of this famous statue, learned all about this wolf in school. Beautifully textured composition and all the character of Rome can be seen in this fine image. Excellent!
Regards - Brian.
Silvio1953 (105720) 2012-04-27 2:42
Ciao Daniel, great POV on famous sculpture, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
abmdsudi (32577) 2012-04-29 4:37
The contrast in the colours between the famous bronze sculptures to the background is good of a fantastic looking historic sight. Inclusion of the bright colors just add that extra dimension and perspective in the limited space. A feast to the eyes no doubt, so well composed and sharp in excellent tones and light. It's a delightful image well taken. Congrats
- Copyright: Daniel Draghici (dkmurphys) (42633)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-08-17
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Caput Mundi II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-24 7:29