Capitoline wolf medieval, not Etruscan


This video is about the Capitoline Museums in Rome, including the Capitoline wolf.

From Wikipedia:

The Capitoline Wolf (Italian: Lupa Capitolina) is a famous bronze sculpture depicting a female wolf suckling a pair of human infant twin boys, representing Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of the city of Rome. Although long thought to be an Etruscan work of the 5th century BC, radiocarbon and thermoluminescence dating has found that it was actually manufactured in the 13th century AD; the twins were added in the late 15th century, probably by the sculptor Antonio Pollaiuolo.

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