For a roaring bear head amulet in black stone with inlaid eye cf. G. Zahlhaas, Out of Noah's Ark, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Mainz, 1997, p. 102, no. 75, and for a crouching figure of a bear in alabaster cf. H. Weiss (ed.), Ebla to Damascus, Washington, 1985, p. 119, no. 44. Bears were common in Syria and numerous representations, presumably as votives, have been found near the Eye Temple at Tell Brak.