The Motherly Statue is a statue in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is based on the Capitoline Wolf.
In New Leaf
In New Leaf, the Motherly Statue is displayed in the first artwork room of the museum, in the northeast quadrant.
- ↑ Cannot be sold if it is a forgery. Will be charged 100 Bells from Re-Tail.
In New Horizons
- ↑ Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.
This bronze sculpture features Romulus and Remus, and the she-wolf who cared for them as infants. The name Capitoline comes from the fact that the statue has resided in Capitoline Hill since 1471.
According to legend, a prophecy foretold that the twins Romulus and Remus would overthrow their great-uncle Amulius. Upon discovering the prophecy, Amulius overthrew his brother Numitor, who was the grandfather of the twins, and had the twins cast into the Tiber River. However, they were rescued by a she-wolf who cared for them until a herdsman named Faustulus found and raised them. When Romulus and Remus matured, they decided to create a city together, Rome, but as a result of a conflict between them, Romulus killed his brother Remus.