25 October 2006
A ROMAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A LAR (HOUSEHOLD GOD)
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Wearing a short billowing tunic and chlamys draped over his right shoulder, around his back and over his left forearm, on his feet are high boots with animal skin ties, his hair framing his face in a double row of high curls, in his raised right arm he holds an animal-headed rhyton, in the crook on his left arm a large cornucopia laden with fruit, mounted
4¾ in. (11.5 cm.) high
Acquired circa 1990 from a German private collection.
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