Lar as patron god in roman altar
The good spirit for your home
In ancient Rome, there were many gods that were worshipped. The Lares were originally subterranean spirits, but quickly became positive guardian spirits in popular belief, watching over the home and other fortified places. The Roman house god was created.
A lar was probably originally brought into homes as a pictorial representation in connection with home burials. The Roman House God belonged to each family and traveled with them. If a family moved to a new home, the Roman House God went with them. He was revered and preserved, because in them were seen the souls of the ancestors. The lares were honored at their own house altar.
- Dating: 1st century A.D.
- Original in the museum in Lyon
- Height approx. 17cm
- Bronze cast ceramics
- replica from France
- real black marble base
The original find, which our Roman household god is modeled after, is dated to the 1st century AD. The statue was found in France and is exhibited in the museum in Lyon. We made the statue from the finest alabaster plaster. This high quality material is also used in sculpting and restoration. The Roman House God is about 17 cm high and stands on a black marble base. The cast ceramic was bronzed and looks like a real bronze statue. This true-to-the-original look ensures that the Roman House God looks like its antique counterpart. This makes it easy for you to believe that he is protecting your home.
A real gem
The Roman house god is wonderfully detailed. On his curly hair he wears a wreath, his body is wrapped in a wrinkled robe and on his feet he wears sandals. The figure was captured in the middle of a dynamic movement and seems to be walking straight towards someone. This gives the Roman domestic god a lot of liveliness. The robe, appropriately, swings around the legs with panache.
The Roman House God is an understated companion. Whether you set him up as a protector of your family or simply as a beautiful antique piece, he is something very special in any case.
by Forum Traiani ® registered trademark