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Reply #90 - Jan 4th, 2010 at 8:32am
 
I think this as is as you suppose.

The standing  is interesting also. It strengthens my theory from shoot from the hip.

We spoke once of it Fundi
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Reply #91 - Jan 4th, 2010 at 10:48am
 
I'm betting he is about to do a sweeping underhand for a near-vertical shot. But I wouldn't want to read too much into medieval illustrations. If we did, we would expect castles to be nine feet high and made only of obtuse angles Grin
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Reply #92 - Jan 4th, 2010 at 11:49am
 
That depends, I think. Some details in clothes or gestures can be astonishingly accurate. As for "naturalism" in buildings... Well, people were smaller then, weren't they?  Wink Undecided Wink
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Reply #93 - Jan 4th, 2010 at 1:36pm
 
If were talking about realism then he's trying to hit a bird in flight. He's aiming a bit too high, if that is aiming at all.
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Reply #94 - Jan 4th, 2010 at 2:56pm
 
Maybe he just tries to scare it away.

And let's not forget that the image was probably painted by a monk. He surely watched other people (laymen) slinging, but I'm not sure if clergymen were allowed to use the sling themselves. Interesting question, btw.
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Reply #95 - Jan 5th, 2010 at 6:01am
 
If they are allowed to use daggers, poison and whores, then why not slings?

He's pointing at the B, the first letter of the scripture.
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Reply #96 - Jan 5th, 2010 at 11:04am
 
ShuKoon Deda wrote on Jan 5th, 2010 at 6:01am:
If they are allowed to use daggers, poison and whores, then why not slings?



Huh When and where - apart from bad novels and movies - were medieval monks allowed to use them?

I guess he's aiming at the magpie. Why the letter?
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Reply #97 - Jan 5th, 2010 at 11:44am
 
Correction: the dagger goes for the Knights Templar, but they did not copy any manuscripts.
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Reply #98 - Jan 27th, 2010 at 2:40pm
 
Hi Leuts,


here I have a nice Slinger picture for You.
It shows David against Goliath.
Very interesting I find the Sling.
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Reply #99 - Jan 28th, 2010 at 5:32am
 
Could it be something like an Apache style sling? The grip seems very strange to me.

And Goliath does not look very dangerous. No sword, no spear, not even a shield, just a staff. But who knows, he might be a Philistine ninja. Wink
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Reply #100 - Jan 28th, 2010 at 5:37am
 

Where is that picture from Jaegoor? I cant quite put my finger on why, but I think its modern.
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Reply #101 - Jan 29th, 2010 at 6:09am
 
Hi David, hola Fundi

Here this is the document for the picture.

The missing arming of Goliath is noteworthy. Maybe a tip for the disregard of the opponent.


But also the Slings is interesting. Can it be which is not twisted they, but only is drilled??


Kunstwerk: Buchmalerei ; Illustrationszyklus Bibel ; Miniatur ; Wien , Salzburg
Dokumentation: 1448 ; 1448 ; Wien ; Österreich ; Wien ; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek ; cod. 2774 ;
fol. 120r
Anmerkungen: Wien ; Bibelparaphrase
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Reply #102 - Jan 29th, 2010 at 1:55pm
 
The cords do not look braided, anyway. Twined (?)
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Reply #103 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 1:37pm
 
I have found the same scene still in other pictures. The resemblances are crazy.
However, the Slings differ.
If I come in addition, I show them to You.
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Re: Pics of ancient slingers
Reply #104 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 1:43pm
 
David Morningstar wrote on Jan 28th, 2010 at 5:37am:
Where is that picture from Jaegoor? I cant quite put my finger on why, but I think its modern.


I think it's the colours; they're too bright and they look like modern watercolour paints. Perhaps it's an old line drawing, reprinted and coloured in.
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