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Peru, pre-Inca c. 700BC:

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Many actual "stone bags" have been found in greater Mesopotamia, not just representations. A few examples:





(Date is wrong, probably 3rd millennium BC)







Several of these I can tell are from the Jiroft culture of Elam modern day Iran, c. late 4th/3rd millennium, which I have to wonder if this is where this motif originates.

These bags are depicted in Mesopotamia among various cultures well into late BC times. Though there is nothing unique about "bags", however, these seems far too similar too be coincidence. The question, other than what does it mean, is how and when did it get to South/Meso America. Obviously what comes to mind are the tales of bearded civilizers from across the sea.

Looking at Egyptian art of any period I find no parallels which its absence is interesting considering in late predynastic/early dynastic times in particular other direct influence is found from Mesopotamia. One piece of iconography they do share from a very early period, like palace facade architecture, is the "shen ring" or "rod and ring".
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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06-Jan-17 02:38 by Thanos5150.

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Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 6812 dmatherly 03-Jan-17 22:55
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 1074 Harte 03-Jan-17 23:29
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' measures of weight 851 molder 04-Jan-17 07:02
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 816 ldennyjr 04-Jan-17 17:56
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 797 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 18:25
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 685 ldennyjr 04-Jan-17 19:47
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 804 eyeofhorus33 04-Jan-17 20:45
Bag? More like a fish! 689 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:53
Olmec Monument 19-La Venta 5290 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 18:22
Re: Olmec Monument 19-La Venta 710 molder 05-Jan-17 10:41
Re: Olmec Monument 19-La Venta 683 Huub 05-Jan-17 14:08
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 665 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 18:28
Weight (and wristwatch lol) 804 eyeofhorus33 04-Jan-17 18:48
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 747 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 19:53
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 603 randompHactor 04-Jan-17 19:55
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 508 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 20:06
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 1316 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 20:20
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 610 eyeofhorus33 04-Jan-17 20:33
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 513 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 21:43
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 544 eyeofhorus33 05-Jan-17 17:38
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 554 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 17:51
Eleven petals on wristwatch 640 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:48
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 628 greengirl5 04-Jan-17 20:57
Ancient symbolism of the pine cone (pineal gland) 2198 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 20:03
Re: Ancient symbolism of the pine cone (pineal gland) 694 Eddie Larry 04-Jan-17 22:53
Re: Ancient symbolism of the pine cone (pineal gland) 625 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 02:21
Wonderful! 641 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 02:15
Re: Wonderful! 549 ldennyjr 05-Jan-17 15:09
Mystery solved so early in the year! 704 greengirl5 04-Jan-17 21:43
Re: Mystery solved so early in the year! 735 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 21:48
Re: Mystery solved so early in the year! 575 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:35
Re: Mystery solved so early in the year! 583 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:45
Re: Mystery solved so early in the year! 541 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 02:06
It is getting VERY interesting 669 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 03:23
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 588 molder 05-Jan-17 04:25
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 607 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 17:10
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 578 Brian Patterson 05-Jan-17 17:35
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 585 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 18:37
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 565 Brian Patterson 05-Jan-17 18:42
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 586 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 23:13
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 572 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 21:01
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 518 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 23:21
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 1076 Thanos5150 05-Jan-17 23:01
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 567 Brian Patterson 05-Jan-17 23:19
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 473 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 23:28
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 571 Brian Patterson 05-Jan-17 23:44
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 622 Thanos5150 05-Jan-17 23:50
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 628 Brian Patterson 06-Jan-17 00:13
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 647 Thanos5150 06-Jan-17 01:39
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 578 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 02:46
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 686 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 02:40
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 557 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 02:33
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 661 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 04:03
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 755 Thanos5150 06-Jan-17 05:47
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 567 molder 06-Jan-17 10:36
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 555 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 14:33
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 550 Thanos5150 06-Jan-17 18:03
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 519 Harte 12-Jan-17 01:28
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 578 dmatherly 12-Jan-17 03:42
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 527 Step Sideways 18-Jan-17 05:19
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 564 molder 18-Jan-17 12:00
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 639 ldennyjr 18-Jan-17 16:38


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