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Message started by Thearos on Oct 25th, 2021 at 7:39pm

Title: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by Thearos on Oct 25th, 2021 at 7:39pm
Clearly a slinge,r but I know nothing about this. In Worcester Art Museum, Mass.

https://worcester.emuseum.com/objects/6203/warrior-and-sling?ctx=bbcd090f-8c97-4f72-a473-c0903f4922f8&idx=6

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by Hirtius on Oct 25th, 2021 at 10:33pm
Great find!

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by Kick on Oct 26th, 2021 at 4:30am
That's definitely a slinger. That's really cool. It's titled "Warrior with Sling" but I wonder how they decided on that. I don't know anything about the culture that this came from so maybe the... headdress(?) is typical of warriors or it's meant to be a form of head protection showing this is from a battle of some kind. I love seeing finds like this because it really feels "real". You can imagine the person very carefully making this, planning out how they want it to look and then executing it. Fantastic.

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by Curious Aardvark on Oct 26th, 2021 at 5:13pm
Mexican.
Still a strong rural sling culture.

Wonder how old it is.

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by funditor on Oct 27th, 2021 at 12:35pm
I wonder why they did not title it "Naked Guy with balls and sling"? 🤔 This would be proven by visual evidence 😆
If he is a warrior is not clear for me. Perhaps there is a Colima typical symbology?
I remember having seen another mexican slinger, also naked. Maybe this was a thing in Mexico 😅
Could be interesting to try it out !
Has anyone tried slinging naked?
Anyway, Thank you loads for sharing, love it!

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by NooneOfConsequence on Oct 28th, 2021 at 9:51am

funditor wrote on Oct 27th, 2021 at 12:35pm:
I wonder why they did not title it "Naked Guy with balls and sling"? 🤔 This would be proven by visual evidence 😆
If he is a warrior is not clear for me. Perhaps there is a Colima typical symbology?
I remember having seen another mexican slinger, also naked. Maybe this was a thing in Mexico 😅
Could be interesting to try it out !
Has anyone tried slinging naked?
Anyway, Thank you loads for sharing, love it!


A warrior is defined by the person’s mindset, not  their equipment.  Mindset is difficult to display in a visual art piece, but perhaps his nakedness and use of a humble sling is evidence of a warrior’s mindset, because he’s still fighting even without basic equipment like clothing.

If anyone tries this… please keep the photos to yourself ;D

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by Caldou on Nov 4th, 2021 at 4:57am

NooneOfConsequence wrote on Oct 28th, 2021 at 9:51am:
A warrior is defined by the person’s mindset, not  their equipment. 

Wasn't a warrior defined by the fact that he is doing some war-like thing ? Oo

So maybe the hat with animal ears is a thing of war ? like the jaguar-man in Age of Empire :P

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by Curious Aardvark on Nov 4th, 2021 at 9:12am

funditor wrote on Oct 27th, 2021 at 12:35pm:
I wonder why they did not title it "Naked Guy with balls and sling"? 🤔 This would be proven by visual evidence 😆
If he is a warrior is not clear for me. Perhaps there is a Colima typical symbology?
I remember having seen another mexican slinger, also naked. Maybe this was a thing in Mexico 😅
Could be interesting to try it out !
Has anyone tried slinging naked?
Anyway, Thank you loads for sharing, love it!

Lol, think David said hector turned up at the first event in soller, with just a loincloth on.
Pretty sure he'd got video.
And uwe has stripped naked in Mallorca.
Not actual slinging, v
But he was carrying a sling coming out of the sea.

I've still got pictures for sale :whistle:

So I reckon it's your turn next.

I'm not aware of any British tribes going into battle naked, we just don't have the climate for it :-)

The Balearic islanders famously went into battle naked.

There aren't any of the statues in Mallorca where they're wearing more than a loin cloth.
And I reckon that's just for public decency.

Even Michelangelo's David is a naked slinger.

So there is definitely historical precedence for
Naked slinging in hot countries.

How hot are the summers in Austria ? :whistle:

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by funditor on Dec 2nd, 2021 at 3:58pm
Alex maybe I will next summer 😉 At the moment we are building snowmen here...

Just found this picture on fb recently, is I guess some eastern group, I do not remember who exactly. Would like to ask for a report of resprctive observations.
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Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by Curious Aardvark on Dec 5th, 2021 at 8:13am
well I guess the main question is: where is he keeping his spare ammo ?

And of course - what were they on ?
Some kind of fungi like the viking berserkers ?

Lets face it the shock impact of naked slingers only works the first time you see them, after that, it's just: 'Alright ! it's those naked idiots again - I'll give 50 sesterci to anyone who can put an arrow through a ball sack !'

:-)

Title: Re: Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
Post by Thearos on Dec 11th, 2021 at 7:44pm
I like the costume but I'm worried about his starting position (that's a lot of slack to overcome)

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