Capitoline Wolf Statue, Cincinnati

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The Capitoline Wolf Statue is a sculpture of a she-wolf nursing Romulus and Remus in Cincinnati, Ohio, United States. The bronze sculpture on a granite and marble base is located in Eden Park at the twin lakes overlook. It is an exact replica of the original Capitoline Wolf in the Musei Capitolini of Rome, Italy.[1]

In 1929 Italian dictator Benito Mussolini sent the replica for a Sons of Italy national convention in Cincinnati. It was switched for another one in 1931, which still stands in Eden Park, Cincinnati.[2]

The sculpture was meant to honor Cincinnatus, the namesake of Cincinnati. It is inscribed with the Latin Anno X (year ten), indicating 1931, the tenth year of Mussolini's regime.[3]


  1. ^ "Capitoline Wolf". Queen City Tour Blog. August 11, 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1943). Cincinnati, a Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors. p. 280. Retrieved 2013-05-04. 
  3. ^ "Eden Park". Cincinnati Park Board. Retrieved 27 March 2014.