The lar familiaris was a household deity that protected the members of the family, ensuring their health and prosperity. From the time of Augustus onward, the lararium (a small shrine found in every Roman house) contained two lares, each with the same attributes of a rhyton (drinking vessel) and patera (offering dish).
Roman Art, 1st-2nd century AD
Formerly French private collection, acquired in the 1990s at the galerie Jean-Philippe Mariaud de Serres, Paris
Salomon Reinach, Répertoire de la statuaire grecque et romaine, Tome II, vol. II, Ernest Leroux éditeur, Paris, 1909,
Stéphanie Boucher, Vienne, Bronzes Antiques, Editions des Musées Nationaux , Palais du Louvre, Paris, 1971, pp.
David Gordon Mitten and Suzannah F. Doeringer, Master Bronzes from the Classical Worl, The Fogg Art Museum,
City Art Museum of Saint Louis, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1968, p.263.
David Gordon Mitten, Classical Bronzes, Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, 1975, pp.190-193.
Jean Marcadé et Yvette Morizot, Bronze, Editions NAGEL, Genève, 1973, p.44.
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