Statuette of a Lar

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Carole Raddato
published on 10 November 2014

Bronze statuette of a Lar holding a cornucopia, 1st century CE. (National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid)
The lar familiaris was a household deity that protected the members of the family, ensuring their health and prosperity.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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