What is the Mysterious Handbag Seen in Ancient Carvings Across Cultures and Countries?

What is the Mysterious Handbag Seen in Ancient Carvings Across Cultures and Countries?

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The many instances of this symbol seem to confirm the use of a handbag as a cosmological symbol represented as a commonplace household item (a basket that is, not the handbag) so as to be better understood by ordinary people.

Top image: Assyrian relief carving, 883 – 859 BC. Metropolitan Museum of Art .

By Kerry Sullivan

Sources:

Freeborn, B. L. "The Odd Little Purse in Olmec and Assyrian Art."  Noahsage. Noah's Age, 1 July 2013. Web. https://noahsage.com/2013/07/01/the-odd-little-purse-in-olmec-and-assyrian-art/.

Scranton, Laird. "Perspectives on Ancient Handbag Images."  Lost Origins . Lost Origins, 21 Feb. 2016. Web. http://lost-origins.com/perspectives-on-ancient-handbag-images/.

Tinfoil Hat. "Ancient Purses and Balls of Power."  Tinfoil Hat Lady . Tinfoil Hat Lady, 10 June 2014. Web. https://tinfoilhatlady.com/2014/06/10/ancient-purses-and-balls-of-power/.

Comments

That's not bag,I think that's pot having Holy Water.Still used by Hindu Saints in India

Anyone else notice the things these guys are wearing on their wrists that look like watches??????

Glad to see this "handbag" symbolism get more review. Have wondered about these items and their universal appearance for decades. The best explanation was Graham Hancock's TBH: These Gnostic missionaries were simply reteaching humanity "civilization" after the great cataclysm of 11,600 BC. And they went to every corner of the earth to do it...

@Pao - Both images show the Egyptian Acacia tree and its fruit. Google search the Acacia and its fruit and you will imediately see the resemblance.
Fun fact - The Acacia tree contains DMT and has been used in Shamanic rituals for thousands of years... It's the tree of life for Abrahamic religions as well as Moses' burning bush...

(4) both bird creatures in the Gobekli and Assyrian relief are holding this 'fruit'

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