Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Vladimir Naikhin
Figurine of a drunken old woman clasping a lagynos (wine jar)
Late Hellenistic period, 100 BCE–100 CE
H: 10.1; W: 5.1 cm
Gift of Laurence and Wilma Tisch, New York, purchasers of the Dayan Collection
Accession number: 82.2.301
This small figurine is a cheap imitation of a marble statue from the Hellenistic period. The old woman’s posture, considered undignified by the Greeks, hints that she was of common stock.

Ornan, Tallay, A Man and His Land, Highlights from the Moshe Dayan Collection, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1986

Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Spertus Gallery, 03/06/1999 - 01/01/2000
A Man and His Land: Highlights from the Moshe Dayan Collection, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 15/04/1986 - 06/01/1987

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir