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Message started by TOMBELAINE on Nov 10th, 2023 at 9:10am

Title: Etruscan slinger
Post by TOMBELAINE on Nov 10th, 2023 at 9:10am
Probably, a hunt for birds by the sea.
DSCN4907.JPG (135 KB | 20 )

Title: Re: Etruscan slinger
Post by joe_meadmaker on Nov 10th, 2023 at 11:35pm
I think your assumption is correct.  Looks like fishing and bird hunting with a sling happening together.

Do you have the source of this picture?

Title: Re: Etruscan slinger
Post by TOMBELAINE on Nov 13th, 2023 at 4:58am
www.arte.tv/fr/videos/101362-000-A/les-etrusques-une-civilisation-mysterieuse-de-mediterranee/]https://org-www.arte.tv/fr/videos/101362-000-A/les-etrusques-une-civilisation-mysterieuse-de-mediterranee/[/url]

This image is taken from an INRAP tv documentary. INRAP : national institute for research and preventive archeology.

This mural exudes the joy of life. That's how I feel when I look at the mural.

Title: Re: Etruscan slinger
Post by Thearos on Nov 21st, 2023 at 2:35pm
Could also be Hercules and the Stymphalian birds ?

Has anyone here ever hunted wataerfowl with the sling ?

Title: Re: Etruscan slinger
Post by TOMBELAINE on Nov 23rd, 2023 at 6:34am
Good remark Thearos. I hadn't thought of it.
On Wikipedia, Hercule is represented among the Greeks with a bow and a lion's skin. He represents the god who protects against wild beasts. How is he represented in the rest of Mediterannean world ? I don't know.
Just my idea, this mural illustrates the leasure activities of the Etruscan rich people : birds hunting and fishing.

Title: Re: Etruscan slinger
Post by Thearos on Dec 2nd, 2023 at 5:36am
Yes, it could just be leisure. Note that there is a representation of Herakles slinging at the birds (scroll down)

https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/Herakles/birds.html

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