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Thearos
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Another Greek vase showing a slinger with a shield
Oct 23rd, 2023 at 7:51pm
 
Maybe an Amazon, maybe a Thracian. Slings big stone with medium sling, his body turned away from direction of shot to ensure maximum torque, and he has a shield held in one hand ! But I don't think he has a bag around his body.

Published by the https://www.carc.ox.ac.uk/XDB/ASP/recordDetailsLarge.asp?recordCount=8&id={7A12A... Beazley archive, Berlin ANTIKENSAMMLUNG, F2690, 425-375 BCE
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Re: Another Greek vase showing a slinger with a shield
Reply #1 - Oct 24th, 2023 at 9:31am
 
The slinger just dropped the pouch.
Thanks for sharing. It looks like the other recently studied image, except for holding the pouch.
Good question, Thearos.
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Re: Another Greek vase showing a slinger with a shield
Reply #2 - Apr 11th, 2024 at 5:15pm
 
Hi. It's me or is the pouch made of three straps?
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Re: Another Greek vase showing a slinger with a shield
Reply #3 - Apr 11th, 2024 at 10:59pm
 
Thearos wrote on Oct 23rd, 2023 at 7:51pm:
maybe a Thracian

I could go with that.  Shields with a cutout like that often seem to be from Greece (area).  Other areas could certainly be possible, but offhand I don't recall seeing any.


thabaill wrote on Apr 11th, 2024 at 5:15pm:
Hi. It's me or is the pouch made of three straps?

I don't see that myself.  I zoomed in and it just looks like a representation of cords and possibly a pouch.


One of the things I like most about this depiction is the angle.  Almost all images of slingers show them from the front.  In this image we see the slinger from the back.  It gives a different perspective which is pretty cool!
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