Originally posted by Kantzveldt
reply to post by chiefsmom
Maybe, they're thought to be funerary biers, though it's hard to understand the strapping down unless they were afraid of zombies...
Common subjects of shaft tomb tradition ceramics are:
Ceramic tableaus showing several or even several dozen people engaged in various seemingly typical activities. Concentrated in highland Nayarit and adjoining Jalisco, these tableaus present rich ethnographic insight into funerary practices, the Mesoamerican ballgame, architecture (most importantly perishable architecture), and perhaps even religious thought during the late Formative period
Originally posted by MarsSentinel
The hand-on-the-head means one thing, and it aint pretty -
It symbolizes external control.
The MRI machine? The straps can be figured out, if not totally explained. Clearly the person being strapped down was not meant to move, but was capable of such movement (hence the reatraints). Why? Dunno. Probably he could hurt someone, himself or another. Sleep walking prevention? Zombie apocalypse prophylactic? Maybe.
Nice post though.