It had the shape of a small temple (shrine) and served as a place for the household gods and offerings.
The Roman deities played a central role in the life of Roman families and determined all areas of life.
Lares were the most important private deities. This type of house temple was also named after them.
They served as protectors of house and farm and their families living there.
Daily offerings such as food, wine or incense were made here.
In Roman times, the lararia were made of wood or stone, but they could also be painted on or depicted as a wall niche.
Ancient text sources contain descriptions of lararia and the ritual acts performed there.
Even today, well-preserved stone house temples can be found in the Vesuvian cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
This handmade model allows you to set up Roman deities and place small offerings such as bread or flowers.
This attractive altar should not be missing in any Roman Household.
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