Stai in Bocca Lupa

Stai in Bocca Lupa !

(Good luck)

 

This is the Capitoline wolf. Once though to be Etruscan (pre Roman) now thought to be Carolingian (2nd millennium )  The two infants have long been know to be a renaissance addition. 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 the wolf portion of the statue was likely cast between 1021 and 1153

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