April 28, 2021 at 7:04 pm #41024
Paullus Aemilius GallusDenarii: 𐆖 392.74PlebeiusRaetiaSalvete Romans,Today is the first day of the Ludi Florae!We will celebrate this Festival with a Lararium contest.Game II: Lararium contestContest rules:– Submissions must be original photographies of your own Lararium.– Each contestant may submit several photographies (general view from the front and some details).– Each entry should be accompanied by a short explanation how the Lararium was conceived and realised.– Please do not be ashamed if your Lararium is modest. The contest is not about who has spent more money.– The submissions must be posted here along by the 3rd of May midnight Rome time.– The winners shall be announced on the 4th of May.Prizes:First place: 75 Roman Republic DenariiSecond place: 50 Roman Republic DenariiThird place: 25 Roman Republic DenariiHappy Ludi Florae everyone!Paullus Aemilius GallusPlebeian Aedile
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Octavius Marius BestiaDenarii: 𐆖 84.15PlebeiusScandia
Here is my entry for this game! My lararium isn’t very big, but is an accumulation of many trips to different thrift stores. Everything aside from the table and picture frame is thrifted. It all started out with me finding the Neptune and Bacchus statues, then later I also found the greek urn and the owl. To me, the owl represents Miverva, one of my patron deities along with Apollo, who is depicted in the middle of my lararium as the bust. I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it stand out and really be the center of my home, given that my kitchen is rather small. Instead, I bought the table the lararium stands on and placed it the middle of my living space between two bookshelves. It is then the first thing I see when I rise in the morning, come home from the gym, rise from my desk and when I go to bed. So I would say it has achieved that purpose.April 30, 2021 at 11:30 am #41035
Publius Aurelius BarbatusDenarii: 𐆖 8.35PlebeiusGallia Mississippia
I’ve only been a cultor for a few months, and I’m preparing for an international move. So my lararium is very minimalist.
I have used photoshop to enhance some classic lararium art that survives from ancient Rome and printed it out for a representation of my Lar Familiares. I have a birch candle that was a gift from my Swedish friends, and simple dish and cup for offerings. In this picture you can see the simple unleavened bread pieces I used for today’s offering. Since I don’t have any statues yet, I printed some images of my penates. It all sits atop a simple wool scarf that I use to demarcate the sacred space. None of the items are used for anything else and are sacer for the purposes of my sacra privata.
After my move I really hope to make a proper lararium, but this serves me well enough until them.
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