ancientanimalart: Pieces of a belt depicting 1…

ancientanimalart:

Pieces of a belt depicting 1) Romulus and Remus with the she-wolf and 2) lotus flowers

early 1st century CE

“The scene with the she-wolf is intended to symbolize the protective army of Rome, which preserves the Roman Empire from the dangers that lurk across the border.”

from Augusta Raurica (Augst, Switzerland)