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Honey bear licking his paw

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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.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund

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


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

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Medium or Technique

Stone; mottled gray and black


The Ancient World