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JnVSydney wrote a review Mar 2020
Greater Sydney, Australia10277 contributions1502 helpful votes
Located in the Square Paul Painleve, (leafy garden area), stands this bronze (replica) of a She Wolf (symbol of Rome), suckling Romulus and Remus, a gift from the city of Rome.
Date of experience: January 2020
B1714D wrote a review Jan 2020
Belgrade, Serbia9050 contributions2695 helpful votes
Wandering the Latin quarter we saw a very familiar bronze monument - the Capitoline Wolf. This copy of the famous Rome founders which original stands in the Rome's Capitoline museum is a gift from the city of Rome.
Date of experience: December 2019
Aleksandar wrote a review Jan 2020
Belgrade, Serbia8215 contributions1801 helpful votes
Quite an unexpected find on which we stummbled upon while expolring the area around the famous Sorbone university.
Date of experience: October 2019
BradJill wrote a review Jan 2019
Hong Kong, China133033 contributions23981 helpful votes
The statue of the Capitoline Wolf (She-wolf) suckling Romulus and Remus is a symbol of the city of Rome and probably one of the most recognisable sculptures in the Western world. There are been many reproductions of this famous monument placed in various cities to demonstrate connections to ancient Rome. This particular one is found at the Square Paul-Painlevé near Musée de Cluny in Paris, a gift from the city of Rome in 1962. You can conveniently view the Capitoline along with a handful of other monuments at Square Paul-Painlevé before or after spending time at Musée de Cluny.…
Date of experience: January 2019
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Rumples wrote a review Jul 2018
Tucson, Arizona10743 contributions3512 helpful votes
I entered small Place Paul Painleve and admired a bronze copy here of the famous Capitoline Wolf. The original is in Rome’s Capitoline Museums. This copy — there are many worldwide — stands on a pedestal just inside the square’s Western entrance in greenery by the walkway. The piece captures the legend of Rome’s founding. Slightly larger than life-size, the statue depicts a wolf standing with her head turned toward the onlooker. She has a wary expression. Unconcerned, twins Romulus and Remus suckle below, getting necessary sustenance from this animal, which rescued them, to survive. According to the myth, Romulus went on to found Rome. The wolf for the original statue was created between the 11th and 12th centuries with the twins added in the late 15th century. This copy came to Paris in 1962 as a gift from Rome. I think its placement in this lovely square outside the Cluny Museum is quite appropriate, because of the museum’s focus on the Medieval period.…
Date of experience: July 2018