Genius for home altars
The Roman genius as a guardian spirit
The ancient Genius statuette serves to protect the man in the Roman religion.
The Genius Statuette
The Roman Genius is a detailed copy of an original find dated to the 1st century AD.
It Genius statuette shows a handmade guardian spirit dressed in a Roman toga standing on a small pedestal.
- Solid bronze casting
- High quality unique piece
- Height with small pedestal about 7.6 cm
- Original replica
Each Roman Genius is handcrafted from solid bronze using traditional foundry craftsmanship as a one-of-a-kind piece.
For this purpose, a wax model of the statuette is coated with investment material and the green mold is created. The liquid bronze is poured into the mold cavity. After breaking the mold, which can be used only once, the blank is ready and can be cleaned and polished.
The products of the quality manufacturer Forum Traiani® are manufactured exclusively in Germany.
The Roman genius for house altars
The Roman genius was, in addition to the household gods, the so-called lares for the master of the house of very great importance for the sacrificial cult.
In Roman belief, the genius was considered the personal guardian spirit of a man. Primarily, the Roman genius expressed the personality of its owner, his destiny as well as his procreative power. The personal guardian spirits evolved from the original ancestral spirits who watched over their descendants.
In ancient times, by making offerings to his Roman genius, the householder promised himself
inspiration but also help in difficult life situations. He was not only the guardian spirit of the householder, but also symbolized his spiritual nature to the outside world. With the death of the lord, his genius also expired.
People understood the genius as a principle of action, which could protect collectives as well as legions or localities, provinces and whole cities.
At that time the Roman genius found its counterpart in the female Juno.
The individual guardian spirit
Roman genius will not only inspire you mythologically, but is also a stylish home accessory.
Decorate the antique guardian spirit effectively in the showcase, on the desk or on the bookshelf.
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