Romulus and Remus
Stylistic depiction of Romulus and Remus legend with twin sons of Mars being suckledby two of the eight teats of the she-wolf. The sculpture is set on a plinth above a four-legged canopy, the whole standing on a stone base.The statue stands on a local farmer's land within a few feet of the boundary wall and is easily seen from the A39 road.
Celestra was an Italian prisoner-of-war living at the Penn Hill camp. He was employed by local farmers to repair boundary walls damaged by bombs dropped by German bombers. In gratitude to the kindness he found among the people of Somerset celestra carved this monument using the image he found on an Italian banknote as a guide.The banknote itself used an engraving after the anonymous Central Italian 15th century bronze now in the Washington National Gallery.
The legend of Romulus and Remus. Romulus went on to found the city of Rome.
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