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Roman sculpture of a drunk woman

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Roman sculpture of a drunk woman
Roman sculpture of a drunk woman

Roman copy of Hellenistic sculpture of old woman-drunkard. Currently in Capitoline Museum in Rome. The original probably also was made of marble.

The Greek work of art was lost a long time ago and was probably dated to the late 3rd century BCE. The only preserved copies are in the Capitoline Museums in Rome (picture – dated to the 2nd century BCE) and in the Munich Gliptotheque in Germany (dated to the first century BCE).

Scholarship considers the Old Drunkard to be a votive offering for the god Dionysus, whose attributes include both the wine jar and also ivy.

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