This house altar is a replica of a 1st century Roman orignal found in Pompeii. Often lararia were painted, just as their statues, as this originall was as well. Votive statues were often placed next to the altar.
This lararium is devoted to the goddess Venus.Venus, the Roman goddess of love, originally an old Italic goddess of vegetation, protector of the gardens and orchards, was later equated to the Greek Aphrodite.
This lararium is 9 cm wide and 16 cm high. It is made of terracotta.
Material: gypsum alabaster;
Suitable for outside use: Yes;
Suitable for painting: Yes;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight: 1000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.