Roman Lar Statuette, Bronze

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Lar, Roman Statuette of Bronze

The small statuette is handcrafted traditionally and made of solid genuine bronze. The Lar is  reconstruction of an archaeological find from the roman empire, kept in a private collection. The casting is made in the ancient lost wax technique and is elaborately reworked and polished by hand. According to the Roman custom "Do ut des" ("I give you, so you give me"), the Lar expects offerings and in return he is prepared to bring happiness, health and prosperity from his cornucopia over his family. The little statuette expectantly holds a small sacrificial bowl in the hand.

Height with simple base approx. 80 mm, with profiled pedestal approx. 89 mm. Please select the desired sockets in the box above.


Lar, Roman Statuette of Bronze

The Lares were guardian deities of families and localities. They were the central gods of the Roman cult of private houses and protected both the building and its inhabitants. These so-called Lares Familiares were worshiped in small temples (Lararia). They could be painted as elaborate pictures on the walls, or even be worshiped as real statues of metal or clay. It is believed that a special relation to the deceased ancestors existed and the worship of the Lares is based on prehistoric house burials. In one of his comedies, the Roman poet Plautus describes the Lar himself: "I am the Lar Familiaris of the house from which you saw me stepping. I already own and keep this house for many years, even for the father and grandfather of the ones who lives in it now ".

In addition to the Lares Familiares, there were also certain locations, crossroads and buildings protected by their personal Lares who were adored accordingly.

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