Genius of Place (genius loci) and Lares
Fresco in the lararium of the House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
6079 CE.
Pompeii, House of the Vettii

Genius of Place (genius loci) and Lares.

Fresco in the lararium of the House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
6079 CE.

Pompeii, House of the Vettii
(Pompei)

Description:
Genius in toga-praetexta is represented at the time of sacrificial libation between two Lares, dancing with vessels of horn in their hands, at the same time the crested snake is crawling downstairs (widespread theme for lararium), going towards the altar with sacrificial food upon it.
Credits:
1989 Photo, text: Arte e Storia di Pompei. CASA EDITRICE BONECHI, Firenze, 1989, p. 99100.
Keywords: frescos frescoes fresco in the lararium of the House of the Vettii in Pompeii Genius of Place genius loci and Lares snake serpent goblet from horn for drink vessel religious dance patera sacrifice sacrificial libation food altar crested tufted toga praetexta toga-praetexta tunic garland garlands
History of Ancient Rome