Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Museum of Art

Art Illuminating the Spirit


The Los Lobos de Loyola Sculpture (Limited Edition)

Members: $225.00 / Non-Members: $250.00


Product Description:

The Los Lobos de Loyola sculpture by Mexican artist C. Francisco Cardenas Martinez was installed on Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus in March 2012. Traditionally, the wolf is a symbol of nobility, and the name Loyola is a contraction of the words lobo y olla, which literally mean “wolf and pot” in Spanish. The two wolves eating at a cauldron are taken from the heraldic crest of St. Ignatius of Loyola and his family. The imagery represents the prosperity and generosity of the Loyola family who, after feeding family, retainers, and soldiers, shared their food with the animals.