Roman Patera – Sacrificial Libation Bowl
The patera was used at the altar or Lararium throughout all periods of Roman religion for Libations.
Patera is a shallow metal libation bowl. It often has a bulbous indentation in the center underside to facilitate holding it. It typically has no handles and no feet.
The Bronze Patera with beautiful decorations is 21 cm / 8.3 inches in diameter and 5 cm / 2 inches deep.
The patera or offering dish was used at the altar or Lararium throughout all periods of Roman religion. The patera is used to offer sacrificial offerings and wine. The Romans thought it important to symbolically share the sustenance of life with deity, as honored members of the home.
The patera is an easy tool to use. A small bit of food from the family table, or liquid such as wine or milk is placed into it so that the gods may share with the members of the household.
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