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Bear

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The bear is raised on her hind legs and bending forward, a stick between her teeth. Even green patina. A hole in the upper back suggests a harness or loop was attached in another metal.

Provenance

By date unknown: perhaps from Egypt; by 1967: with Mathias Komor, 19 East 71st Street, New York 10021; purchased by MFA from Mathias Komor, May 10, 1967

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

Greco-Roman, Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period, 1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 172; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 121 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

67.627

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture