What is this? a handbag?

Discussion in 'Human Science' started by sculptor, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. cluelusshusbund + Public Dilemma + Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    6,654
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  3. el es Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    268
  4. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  5. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,608
    Sounds good; I did assume it figured in a purification or cleansing ritual.
    But that's just the hinged Assyrian one. They're all slightly different.
    The Aztec? or Mayan? one is very sophisticated: looks like beaten metal-work, and the priest may be entering a cave, so my next guess would be portable brazier (ancient flashlight).
    I don't know where the middle picture is from; it's obviously older. The carving is more primitive, with the least detail, yet the objects must be of great importance. The big hand holding the middle one may be that of a god, perhaps showering rain or other blessings upon the life-forms below.
     
  6. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide all adverts.
  7. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    563
    Have fun with that.
     
  8. el es Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    268
    Rituals make for good theatre, so they endure. The reasons for, or the meanings behind such rituals change over time.
     
  9. Gawdzilla Sama Registered Senior Member

    Messages:
    563
    Yep, mojo boosters for the high muckety-mucks.
     

Share This Page