Genius of Place (genius loci) and Lares
Fresco in the lararium of the House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
60—79 CE.
Pompeii, House of the Vettii (VI, 15, 1)

Genius of Place (genius loci) and Lares.

Fresco in the lararium of the House of the Vettii in Pompeii.
60—79 CE.

Pompeii, House of the Vettii (VI, 15, 1)
(Pompei, Casa dei Vettii (VI, 15, 1))

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. 99—100.
Keywords: ζωγραφικήί pictura ars picturae painting pittura malerei peinture ρωμαϊκή μυθολογία mythologia romana roman mythology mitologia römische mythologie romaine γκένιους genius genio λάρητες lar lares lari laren ρωμαϊκές roman romana romano romani römisch römische römisches römischen römischer romain romaine romains romaines φρεσκογραφία τοιχογραφία νωπογραφία wall fresco frescos frescoes opera parietale murale opere parietali murali affresco affreschi freskomalerei frischmalerei wandmalerei fresko fresken fresque fresques 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