Le Tibre Tiber Romulus Remus Wolf Roman Statue Figurine

Le Tibre Tiber Romulus Remus Wolf Roman Statue Figurine
Item# PT6825

Product Description

H: 12 1/4" Cold Cast Marble-like Resin

The Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy. The river has achieved lasting fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome, founded on its eastern banks.

This gave rise to the standard Roman depiction of the river as a powerfully built river god, also named Tiberinus, with streams of water flowing from his hair and beard.

Legend says Rome's founders, the twin brothers Romulus and Remus, were abandoned on its waters, where they were rescued by a she-wolf; these three also appear in the figurine with the river god.

He also carries a cornucopia or "horn of plenty" symbolizing the abundance brought by the river.

The quality of the casting of this figurine is excellent, with good detail, and the cold cast resin has a natural sheen and weight and will blend well with authentic and more expensive antique pieces.

(some information adapted from Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)