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Is something in these bags?
Are similar items in the bags on all these reliefs?
Of course I don't know what these represent but I suspect the Pine Cone looking item symbolizes unfolding knowledge.
In ancient reliefs deities and kings always held items of power/status all would recognize in their time setting/area, like;
a staff or mace, symbols of office/religion, drug paraphernalia.
In all seriousness it may be the drug paraphernalia option.
Chemical mysticism, Ayahuasca/Ibogaine/Opiates can gain one access to the spiritual realm, a source of power/status.

Answers we may have to wait for.
I wonder if any have been dug up but go unrecognized.
To spot one mis-identified on some museum backroom shelf.
Now that would be cool to do!

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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 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) 1316 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 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? 660 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? 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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