'Rome', late 19th-early 20th century. Creator: Unknown
'Rome', late 19th-early 20th century. Decorative coat of arms for the city of Rome, capital of Italy . The two crossed keys represent the promise of Christ to St Peter: 'I will entrust to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven'. (The Vatican City, home of the Pope who is head of the Roman Catholic Church, lies within the city of Rome.) Above is the Capitoline Wolf, a bronze sculpture which depicts a she-wolf suckling the mythical twin founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus. The design incorporates a laurel wreath, imperial Roman symbol of martial victory.
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The Andreas Stone with a relief depicting a scene from the legendary Norse poem Ragnarok
The Andreas Stone with a relief depicting a scene from the legendary Norse poem Ragnarok, 'Doomsday of the Gods', in which the god Odin is eaten by the wolf Fenrir. The raven perches on Odin's shoulder. Country of Origin: England. Culture: Viking. Date/Period: c.1000 AD. Place of Origin: Isle of Man. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Manx Museum, Isle of Man . Location: 21.
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Winter landscape with a walker in the fight against wolves, 1771
Winter landscape with a walker in the fight against wolves, 1771. Found in the Collection of Stiftung fur Kunst, Kultur und Geschichte, Winterthur.
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