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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #75 - Mar 4th, 2009 at 4:12am
 
funda_iucunda wrote on Mar 3rd, 2009 at 3:37pm:
Elliot,

the method is shown in: E. Martin Burgess, An Ancient Egyptian Sling Reconstructed, Journal of the Arms and Armour Society, Voll II, No 10, June 1958, pp 226-230.

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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #76 - Mar 8th, 2009 at 11:49pm
 
nice replica, funda_iucunda Grin
is there any way where we can see each step of the consruction?
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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #77 - Mar 12th, 2009 at 5:37pm
 
Cereus,

yes, doing it is the way I saw it  Cool

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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #78 - Mar 28th, 2009 at 4:36pm
 
Cereus,

many have already asked how to make the sling. i am currently working on a description of the making which I would like to add to the articles at slingign.org. It just will take a little bit time.

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Reply #79 - Mar 30th, 2009 at 10:16pm
 
Please teach us ! Thanks to this site, I can braid cords and a split pouch, I can sew a horrible looking pouch on to the split ends and make the ugliest looking sling on earth-- but would love to have a Lahun style sling.
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Reply #80 - Apr 7th, 2009 at 9:04am
 
This is interesting, it describes and shows *two* slings from Tut's tomb...

http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/carter/585y-p1324.html
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Reply #81 - Apr 8th, 2009 at 2:20pm
 
Yes, Tut's sling is very interesting! We have a couple of pictures of it on the slinging org site, but unfortunately there are no descriptions of making, material or measures of it. It would be great to try a reconstruction!

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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #82 - Apr 8th, 2009 at 2:30pm
 
Look again - there are two different slings there.
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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #83 - Apr 11th, 2009 at 4:05am
 
Yes, seem to be two slingpouches and several pieces of one or more cords. Has there ever been made an attempt to devide these entangled cords? That might lead to an idea which cords belonged to which pouch and how long they had once been.

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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #84 - Apr 23rd, 2009 at 1:10am
 
Last summer, I attempted a reconstruction of one of the slings from Tutankhamen's tomb. From studying the photograph, it seemed to me that the pouch of the sling on the right was woven in a formed shape, and wouldn't fold flat. It took several experiments to find a way of making that shape of pouch, but I found that with a triangular loom, warped on both sides, I could make at least a similar looking pouch. As to the cords, the photograph isn't very clear, but it looked to me like the thicker cords were a 4-strand round braid. Even though the thick cords belong to the sling on the left, I went ahead and used the 4-strand braid for my copy. Here is a picture of it:
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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #85 - Apr 23rd, 2009 at 3:14am
 

Wow, thats fabulous!

I will be at the Museum again later today, hopefully I will be able to get more pics of the Lahun sling.
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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #86 - Apr 23rd, 2009 at 5:35pm
 
Okay, we have more pics from the museum. Not a lot different from the last lot of pics I took, but I think the lighting is a bit better now.

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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #87 - Apr 23rd, 2009 at 5:38pm
 
Could it be a wrist loop rather than a finger loop, as the label has it ?
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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #88 - Apr 23rd, 2009 at 6:19pm
 
An interesting train of thought. As a finger loop it is tiny. I doubt I could get my finger through it. What it could be for is for pushing a bight through and using that as a finger noose, like C_A does.

I dont see any need for it to be used as a wrist loop, since the cords are not long and the pouch is quite small. Its not a big sling by any means, I would guesstimate 28" or so.

I'll be back there next Thursday so if you have any questions or pic requests, let me know. I can also email out the full-resolution pics if you want.


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Re: Egyptian sling
Reply #89 - Apr 23rd, 2009 at 7:14pm
 
Oh right. I thought the coil on the right was a big wrist loop, but I suppose the finger loop appears on the left, in fact. Sorry

Nice pics !
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