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Figurine of a drunken old woman clasping a lagynos (wine jar)

Figurine of a drunken old woman clasping a <i>lagynos</i> (wine jar)

Figurine of a drunken old woman clasping a lagynos (wine jar)

Terracotta

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

Archaeology/Classical Archaeology

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.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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

Exhibitions:

Drink and Be Merry. Wine and Beer in Ancient Times, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 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