Capitoline Wolf

The Capitoline Wolf, a replica of the famous Etruscan statue, stands before city hall in Rome. The statue portrays Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of Rome, Italy, who, according to legend, were cast away as infants and raised by a wolf. The Italian goverment presented the replica as a gift to the city in 1929.

Photograph by George Pullen

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries