Motherly Statue

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Motherly Statue
Motherly Statue NH Icon.png
Real-world counterpart
Capitoline Wolf
Year c. 5th century BC
Artist Unknown
Main appearances
Name in other languages
 ぼせいあふれるちょうこく
 充满母爱的雕塑
 Statue maternelle
 Figura materna
 Statua leggendaria
 Материнская статуя
 모성이 느껴지는 조각
 充滿母愛的雕塑
 Statue maternelle
 Figura materna
 Wölfinnenstatue
 Moederlijk beeld


The Motherly Statue is a statue in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is based on the Capitoline Wolf.

Art details[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In New Leaf, the Motherly Statue is displayed in the first artwork room of the museum, in the northeast quadrant.

Motherly Statue
Capitoline Wolf
Artist: Artist Unknown
5th century BC / 13th century AD
Bronze


Fake Motherly Statue
Motherly Statue

Description This statue of a wolf raising twins was inspired by Roman legend and originally thought to be much older.
Buy Price  3,920 Bells
Sell Price  490 Bells [nb 1]
Obtain from  Redd's Gallery
Authenticity In the forgery, there is only one child beneath the wolf. If there are two children, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 2.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery. Will be charged  100 Bells from Re-Tail.

In New Horizons[edit]

Motherly Statue
Capitoline Wolf
Artist Unknown, 5th century BCE
Bronze


Fake Motherly Statue
Motherly Statue

Description This wolf from Roman mythology raises a pair of twins, along with some controversy. The original bronze sculpture of the wolf is a masterpiece that dates back to 5th century BCE. The twins were added during the 15th century...or so it was thought. Recent research has given rise to speculation that the original piece may be from the 11th or 12th century. (We will, however, stick with the 5th century BCE estimate for now.)
Buy Price  4980 Bells
Sell Price  1245 Bells[nb 1]
Obtain from  Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler
Authenticity In the forgery, there is a tongue hanging out of the she-wolf's mouth. If there is no tongue, it is genuine.
Furniture Size 2.0 x 1.0
  1. Cannot be sold if it is a forgery.

Real-world information[edit]

The Capitoline Wolf

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.