You are an eternal cavalier Jim,
Critisizing or rebuting the same reference once or twice doesn't make it an endless target for pneumatic hammer activities
. You are a writer and i ain't; so i am not in a position to actually consider whether all kinds
of critiques are easily absorbable. Not that bringing up the same remarks again and again becomes tedious but ... i say no more
I did like your approach on the syncretism phenomena when attending to the melange of European and African symbology. I am translating a Belgium paper on Congolese colonial swords compiled from various researchers and it all appoints that the perforated cross on the quillon discs of swords introduced by Portuguese would be one of such archetypes.