Honey bear licking his paw
Near Eastern, Mesopotamian, Babylonian
16th century B.C.
Height: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Stone; mottled gray and black
Not On View
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.
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.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund