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Vessel in the Shape of a Bear

The bear was a popular animal in exhibitions and circus acts. The vessel, probably used for oils or ointments for the bath, would havebeen filled through the hinged opening at the back of the bear’s neck and em... more

Terracotta statuette of a bear holding an oil lamp

Bear holding a lamp, standing on hind legs and tail. Late Antique or Early Byzantine

Bear from BL Harley 4751, f. 15v

Detail of a miniature of a mother bear licking her cub, to give it its shape. Image taken from f. 15v of Bestiary, with extracts from Giraldus Cambrensis on Irish birds. Written in Latin.

Mary of Egypt feeding a lion, a bear and a stag from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 280v

Bas-de-page scene of Mary of Egypt feeding a lion, a bear and a stag. Image taken from f. 280v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Two dogs and a bear from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 155

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of two dogs and a bear. Image taken from f. 155 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Man attacking a boar and a bear from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 298v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a man attacking a boar and a bear. Image taken from f. 298v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Mary of Egypt feeding a lion, a bear and a stag from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 280v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a hair-covered Mary of Egypt feeding a lion, a bear and a stag. Image taken from f. 280v of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Bear attacking monk from BL Royal 10 E IV, f. 246

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a bear attacking a mounted monk. Image taken from f. 246 of Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (the 'Smithfield Decretals'). Written in Latin.

Bear and dancing horse from BL Royal 20 D IV, f. 237v

Detail of a miniature of a bear, and a horse dancing to music, from the lower border of the folio. Image taken from f. 237v of Lancelot du Lac. Written in French.

Bear and horse from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 130v

Bas-de-page scene of a bear and a horse fighting or playing together. Image taken from f. 130v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Bear from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 131

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a bear on a chain springing at a woman, while a man is whipping him. Image taken from f. 131 of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Bear and horse from BL Royal 2 B VII, f. 130v

Detail of a bas-de-page scene of a bear and a horse fighting or playing together. Image taken from f. 130v of Psalter ('The Queen Mary Psalter'). Written in Latin, with French image captions.

Bear writing from BL Eg 3277, f. 13v

Detail of a bear writing, in the bar border. Image taken from f. 13v of Psalter, Use of Sarum ('The Bohun Psalter and Hours'), imperfect. Written in Latin and Anglo-Norman (one folio).

Bear from BL Add 26968, f. 284v

Partial foliate border with a bear. Image taken from f. 284v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Bear from BL Add 26968, f. 284v

Detail of a partial foliate border with a bear. Image taken from f. 284v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire year, Italian rite. Written in Hebrew.

Bear Hunt

Fusing narrative and stereotype, this drawing partakes of a long pictorial tradition blending the chase, festive leisure, and chivalric love. Particularly in tapestries, the tradition of amorous pursuit flouri... more

A Bear Walking

Leonardo da Vinci's abundant drawings and notebooks record his keen and tireless observation of all aspects of the natural world. He probably drew this study from life and his anatomical understanding of the an... more

Bear Hunt

Virgil Solis (German, (?) 1514–1562 Nuremberg)

Copy of Bear Hunt

Anonymous, 16th century

Stone Bear

United States, California

Bear Hunt, from the series Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium...

After Jan van der Straet, called Stradanus (Netherlandish, Bruges 1523–1605 Florence)

Saint Maximin, Bishop of Trèves, with a bear (one of a pair)

Saint Maxime (d. 346) was an early bishop of the German city of Trier and became its patron saint. According to legend a bear attacked Maxime's pack horse and was then tamed and commanded by the saint to carry ... more

Adam with a Bear

Adam, facing slightly towards the right and with his head in profile, holds an apple in his right hand. Behind him, a bear bites its paw. Heinrich Aldegrever (German, Paderborn ca. 1502–1555/1561 Soest)

Vertical Panel with Three Winged Boys Carrying a Bear on a Tray

Ornamental design with three winged children or putti holding poles that support a tray with a seated bear. The bear faces right with its left paw in its mouth. A plaque bearing the date and artist's monogram h... more

"Dervish Leading a Bear", Folio from the Shah Jahan Album

This painting of a dervish reflects the Mughal interest in holy men. Prince Dara-Shikoh, Shah Jahan's eldest son, became a serious student of these spiritual beliefs and this painting was most likely executed u... more

Calisto Changed Into a Bear From Fable of Calisto

Léon Davent (French, active 1540–56)

Diana holding a spear with a stag at right and holding a bear on a leash

After Cherubino Alberti (Zaccaria Mattia) (Italian, Borgo Sansepolcro 1553–1615 Rome)

Rank Badge with Bear

The bear represents the fifth military rank. While the birds used in Chinese rank badges correspond to actual species, the animals usually do not. Instead, many are fantastic animals, and all were chosen for th... more

"Rama Receives Sugriva and Jambavat, the Monkey and Bear Kings", Folio from a Ramayana

Prince Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana was won with the aid of the monkey and bear armies. Here, the blue-skinned Rama is seated in front of a curved pavilion with the monkey and bear kings, Sugriva a... more

Bear Hunt, from 'Hunting Scenes VI'

Antonio Tempesta (Italian, Florence 1555–1630 Rome)

A Party in Honor of the Bear and the Wolf from Hendrick van Alcmar's Renard The Fox

Allart van Everdingen (Dutch, Alkmaar 1621–1675 Amsterdam)

The Lion Frees the Bear and the Wolf from Hendrick van Alcmar's Renard The Fox

Allart van Everdingen (Dutch, Alkmaar 1621–1675 Amsterdam)

The Bear is Attacked by the Peasants from Hendrick van Alcmar's Renard The Fox

Allart van Everdingen (Dutch, Alkmaar 1621–1675 Amsterdam)

Renard Makes Fun of the Bear from Hendrick van Alcmar's Renard The Fox

Allart van Everdingen (Dutch, Alkmaar 1621–1675 Amsterdam)

Rank Badge with Black Bear

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Rank Badge with Stylized Bear

The insignia of the fifth rank of military official is a stylized bear. The flames shooting from its body are a convention used to show supernatural powers Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

"The Bear Hunt"

Gorgerât et Cie

Rank Badge with Bear

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)