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Bayeux Tapestry
May 29th, 2009 at 5:43pm
 
Don't think this has been posted here before-- ploughing, hearsing, sowing, and slinging on a marginal scene from the post-1066 embroidery
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Reply #1 - May 29th, 2009 at 6:24pm
 
...and just to scare away the birds from the seeds, not for military purpose this time. In contrast to the sword, the sling does not even have to change its shape to become an instrument of peace and welfare. Smiley

It's difficult to figure out what style the farmer is using. My guess is a very cool underhand with knees bent like in bowling. But it probably could be anything else, as well.
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
von also vester hvte  daz in nie wafen sit versneit.
 
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Reply #2 - May 30th, 2009 at 12:25am
 
Yes, our history lecturer showed us the bottom right corner of this a few weeks ago and my heart lept when he spoke of slings for a few seconds;)
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Reply #3 - May 30th, 2009 at 3:56am
 
kbear wrote on May 30th, 2009 at 12:25am:
Yes, our history lecturer showed us the bottom right corner of this a few weeks ago and my heart lept when he spoke of slings for a few seconds;)


Thats the stuff of dreams! im still ever long waiting for my teacher/s to say the word 'sling'.
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Reply #4 - May 30th, 2009 at 7:01am
 
Nice representation of a sling, too: accurately long cords, cupped pouch.
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Reply #5 - May 31st, 2009 at 2:53pm
 
Medieval images are usually underrated. There is usually much more in them than "naive" or "primitive" depiction. We must and learn to read them.
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
von also vester hvte  daz in nie wafen sit versneit.
 
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Reply #6 - Jun 2nd, 2009 at 7:59am
 
Camo-sling wrote on May 30th, 2009 at 3:56am:
kbear wrote on May 30th, 2009 at 12:25am:
Yes, our history lecturer showed us the bottom right corner of this a few weeks ago and my heart lept when he spoke of slings for a few seconds;)


Thats the stuff of dreams! im still ever long waiting for my teacher/s to say the word 'sling'.

me too!
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Reply #7 - Jun 2nd, 2009 at 9:08am
 
Fundibularius wrote on May 29th, 2009 at 6:24pm:
...and just to scare away the birds from the seeds, not for military purpose this time. In contrast to the sword, the sling does not even have to change its shape to become an instrument of peace and welfare. Smiley

It's difficult to figure out what style the farmer is using. My guess is a very cool underhand with knees bent like in bowling. But it probably could be anything else, as well.


I agree, most likely underarm. Look at the position of the pouch itself, open to the top wth the release cord forward; typical of basic underarm.
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Reply #8 - Jun 2nd, 2009 at 4:27pm
 
Aussie wrote on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 9:08am:
Fundibularius wrote on May 29th, 2009 at 6:24pm:
...and just to scare away the birds from the seeds, not for military purpose this time. In contrast to the sword, the sling does not even have to change its shape to become an instrument of peace and welfare. Smiley

It's difficult to figure out what style the farmer is using. My guess is a very cool underhand with knees bent like in bowling. But it probably could be anything else, as well.


I agree, most likely underarm. Look at the position of the pouch itself, open to the top wth the release cord forward; typical of basic underarm.

I concur!
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Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Reply #9 - Jun 2nd, 2009 at 5:01pm
 
It could just as easily be sidearm.
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Reply #10 - Jun 3rd, 2009 at 4:35pm
 
Not Comanche or Apache, that's for sure  Wink
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
von also vester hvte  daz in nie wafen sit versneit.
 
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Reply #11 - Jun 3rd, 2009 at 5:42pm
 
David Morningstar wrote on Jun 2nd, 2009 at 5:01pm:
It could just as easily be sidearm.

I think that it might be underhand because of the way he's leaning. When I sling sidearm, I tend to step forward more than when I sling underhand. It seems to me that leaning backwards would mach better with underhand. Just my opinion though. Smiley
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Reply #12 - Jun 4th, 2009 at 4:45am
 
I wonder how they did Fig. VIII at the time... before using Arabic numerals.
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
von also vester hvte  daz in nie wafen sit versneit.
 
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Re: Bayeux Tapestry
Reply #13 - Jan 21st, 2012 at 10:43pm
 
Does anyone know if the slinger depicted on this panel is Norman or Saxon?
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Reply #14 - Jan 22nd, 2012 at 6:43am
 
Hi

I don't know but the slinger fron this picture is saxon and throws in a very simillar style.

http://www.vikingsword.com/laking/lak001a.html

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1075821206/29#29

You can see even details of the sling construction.

Greetings
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