Honey bear licking his paw

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
Kassite
16th century B.C.


Dimensions

Height: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

30.636

Medium or Technique

Stone; mottled gray and black

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Honey bear, seated on his haunches licking his paw. It is made of mottled gray and black stone. It is perforated with a slot. Details are incised. For the most part, the surface is smooth and polished. There are some chips on the surface.

Provenance

From Luristan, 1930: purchased by the MFA through Mr. Upham Pope.*
(Accession date: August 7, 1930)

*Ninety-five objects, numbered 30.544-30.637 were purchased as a group for $15,000, plus a $2250 commission.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund