A household lar from the Campanian region.
"But they who caught the infection and polluted themselves with any partnership in the plunder, or in the purchase of anything, were not able to escape every sort of condemnation, whether public or private. Of this property then, of which no one touched a single thing without being accounted in every one's opinion one of the wickedest of men, did the immortal gods covet my house? Did that beautiful Liberty of yours turn out my household gods [i.e. Penates] and the eternal divinities [i.e. Lares] of my hearth, in order to be established there herself by you, as if in a conquered country?"
Cicero - de Domo sua (on his house) 108
Translated by C. D. Yonge