I've read that it was a figure; some say a woman, some an Indian.
Might it not have been both?
'Pass the cow dung, my dropsy's killing me' - Heraclitus
Correct Andy, seem to remember reading it was a figure, but as yet have not been able to find any details.
TTWD the bear is above one of the shops near the bingo hall, or a bear is.
Arte et Marte
Knew I'd seen a bear somewhere.