I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.
Limestone ancestor bust
These busts were used to contact the ancestors in the privacy of the private home. These statues were placed in niches inside the home and offerings could be made there to the ancestors. Because these ancestors were already in the afterlife, they could work on behalf of an individual who gave offerings. However, an upset ancestor could also make a decendent sick or give him or her bad fortune.
Egyptian, New Kingdom, 19th dynasty, 1320 - 1237 BC.
Probably from Upper Egypt, Thebes, Deir el Medina.
Source: metropolitan Museum
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Vase with Scene: Heracles Slaying Busiris
Greek (c. 425 B.C.E.)
Terracotta, 49 cm.
Akademisches Kunstmuseum der Universität, Bonn.
The Image of the Black in Western Art Research Project and Photo Archive, W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research, Harvard University