Figure of Dancing Lar (protector of the family) - ROM2010_11488_91

ROM2010_11488_91

Figure of Dancing Lar (protector of the family)

Medium:Bronze
Geography: Italy
Date: c. 100-200 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
Dimensions:
8.4 x 6.7 x 2.8 cm
Object number: 932X32.1
Credit Line: Gift of the Normal School Collection
On view
Gallery Location:Eaton Gallery of Rome: bronze sculpture
DescriptionThe Roman era witnessed a great increase in the making of small-scale bronze statuettes, compared to the lesser numbers produced during the (Greek) Hellenistic period. Roman bronzes were easily transportable, widely coveted, and carried to all corners of the Empire. Therefore, determining a bronze’s place of production can be difficult today. Statuettes in the Imperial West were used mainly as cult images in the household shrine, a lararium.
Collection:
Roman World
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