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The Tiber

Date: 1690-1730
Dimensions:
16 3/4 x 29 3/8 x 13 1/4 in., 100 lb. (42.5 x 74.6 x 33.7 cm., 45.4 kg.)
Medium: leaded bronze
Credit Line: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Object Number: 11.2
Label Text:This sculpture represents the Tiber River as a muscular man reclining beside a she-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, the mythical founders of the city of Rome. The figure holds a cornucopia in his right hand and, in his left, the oar with which he controls the tides.