The Lararium - sacrifices at the altar's image
It is suspected, that in every Roman household existed a lararium, a Roman altar. The shrines or altars were dedicated to the house's gods and ghosts on the ancestors. Depending on the profession every Roman had a god as a protecting patron. A tradesman for example sacrificed daily to his personal altar bread, fruits and other things to the goddess Minerva. Smiths called the god Vulcanus, so they asked for held for their blacksmithing. Poets venerated Apollo and hoped for inspiration by a muse.
Gods for every situation in life
For every profession there was one of the numerous gods, which the persons asked for daily help and protection. The lars were personal protecting gods of the houses. In the ancient world they believed, that the house gods are the souls of the dead ancestors. For making them lenient and cooperative there were offered sacrifices to them at the Roman altar daily.
- produced out of finest alabaster plaster
- fabricated in Germany
- format 30x28 cm
- with suspension
The altar's image to touch
The Roman altar's image will bring the religion and tradition of the ancient world closer to your students. Already looking at the Roman altar's image let's you become curious for the many different gods existing to that time. A fantastic illustrative object is this detailed relief perfectly suited for the art lessons.
In the attachment as well is a pretty example for coloration from the Winckelmann museum in Stendal, in a niche in the wall.
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