‘Capital on the Palazzo Ducale’

Sculpted bear head with honeycomb in its mouth.

Detail from the predator/prey capital. The animal threw me off. It looks like a cat to me. But the honeycomb and bees along with the “Ursus” name above make it clear this is a bear.
It was fun to try to identify each of the predators and its prey and to see if we recognized the (Latin? Venetian?) names.

Bear and honeycomb capital from Palazzo Ducale

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