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Hi Lee,

I understand your position,
and agree that ther might be
a way to differentiate the bags
from their use in local iconography.

You posted:

"Regarding Egypt, the later examples of seed bags are by default "similar" because they are "bags with handles", but unlike Mesopotamia and South/Meso America they are depicted among the common people in scenes of daily life which their function is clear."

Agreed. But after a
cataclysmic event, it might
be seen by the natives as a gift from "The Gods."

You posted:

"In Mesopotamia and S/M America these are objects associated with divinity or rule which I have found nothing of the like associated with Egypt. If they are "seed bags" then to the AE they were just any other casual "tool" yet to others it was iconographic of the gods, something so important they often carried it with them as part of their standard "god kit".

You may be correct, but by
that time much more was understood.

I have often wondered what
caused such a paradigm shift from
Hunter-Gathering to Agriculture/Animal Husbandry.
It may well be that after a world wide catastrophe, the
remnants of a previously great civilization may have presented to
those who survived elsewhere a greater way to provide for family and society.

You posted:

"Yeah. I've always been on the fence about this. Kind of interesting in the sense that the "seed bag" may represent the power to "give life" and/or as a symbol of "civilizer", perhaps knowledge. Things that we or other cultures think of as simple objects may have had a much more significant and esoteric meaning to others."

Agreed.

Here is another link, from
the same author, Cliff Richey,
who offers a way to read ancient iconography.

[www.academia.edu]

All the best, my friend,
and keep up the great posts.

Brian #3

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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! 688 greengirl5 05-Jan-17 01:53
Olmec Monument 19-La Venta 5289 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) 1315 dmatherly 04-Jan-17 20:20
Re: Weight (and wristwatch lol) 609 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! 540 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 584 dmatherly 05-Jan-17 18:37
Re: It is getting VERY interesting 564 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? 627 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? 660 dmatherly 06-Jan-17 04:03
Re: Ancient 'hand bags' or what? 754 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? 526 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? 638 ldennyjr 18-Jan-17 16:38


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