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Statuette of slinger, Colima culture (pre-Columbia America)
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-8c97-4
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Reply #1 - Oct 25th, 2021 at 10:33pm
 
Great find!
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Reply #2 - 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.
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Reply #3 - Oct 26th, 2021 at 5:13pm
 
Mexican.
Still a strong rural sling culture.

Wonder how old it is.
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Reply #4 - 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!
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Reply #5 - 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 Grin
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Reply #6 - 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 Tongue
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Reply #7 - 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 Smiley

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
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Reply #8 - 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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Reply #9 - 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 !'

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Reply #10 - 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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