Bronze Wolf, Roman Ship Decoration

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 17 December 2013

A bronze wolf which would have decorated the lengthwise beams on a Roman ship. The wolf was made using the lost-wax technique and dates to between 37 and 41 CE. The ring had no function other than decorative, used on occasions to hang garlands. (Palazzo Massimo, Rome)

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Mark Cartwright
Mark is a full-time author, researcher, historian, and editor. Special interests include art, architecture, and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the WHE Publishing Director.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, December 17). Bronze Wolf, Roman Ship Decoration. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2192/bronze-wolf-roman-ship-decoration/

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