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Etruscan urn with slinger
Dec 25th, 2019 at 1:15pm
 
Not sure about this (sent to me by someone)-- Chiusi museum, C2nd BC Etruscan urn-- with what is clearly a slinger with long warsling and typical posture (leaning away from direction of shot).
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Reply #1 - Dec 25th, 2019 at 1:56pm
 
Even considering how old and damaged it is, that's a lot of detail. It would have been amazing to behold the day it was finished.
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Reply #2 - Dec 25th, 2019 at 3:15pm
 
Also the hold of the thumb in the sling is quite similar to the coins of Aspendos
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Reply #3 - Dec 25th, 2019 at 6:30pm
 
Now that you mentioned the thumb on the projectile I noticed, he has a strange grip with his right hand don't you think? Like both cords are on the thumb.
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Reply #4 - Dec 25th, 2019 at 6:59pm
 
yeah I dunno what's going on there
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Reply #5 - Dec 26th, 2019 at 2:21am
 
Could they be wrapped around the palm rather than around a finger?
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Reply #6 - Dec 28th, 2019 at 2:36pm
 
You still have to pinch or hold on to the release cord ? (unless it's looped around the bent thumb). I wonder if the slinger is hanging a basket or pouch from his left elbow (e.g. here, a picture from ca. 550 BCE, so four centuries earlier)
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Reply #7 - Dec 28th, 2019 at 4:38pm
 
Thearos rhis is a great observation and seems perfectly plausible to me. Do you have more information on the vase 550bc, e.g. which museum, name of the vase, publication details or anything that could lead the trace to more information? This ould be great!
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Reply #8 - Dec 28th, 2019 at 7:56pm
 
Munich, Antikensammlung 340267
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Reply #10 - Dec 29th, 2019 at 1:54pm
 
Not sure the Beazley archive gives the right page rather than reset to the search page, so here's a screenshot.
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Reply #11 - Dec 29th, 2019 at 3:45pm
 
Yes I found it already, thank you for tze link to the Archive, this is quite a rich resource
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