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Nov 10th, 2023 at 9:10am
 
Probably, a hunt for birds by the sea.
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Re: Etruscan slinger
Reply #1 - 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?
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Reply #2 - Nov 13th, 2023 at 4:58am
 
https://org-www.arte.tv/fr/videos/101362-000-A/les-etrusques-une-civilisation-my...

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.
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Reply #3 - Nov 21st, 2023 at 2:35pm
 
Could also be Hercules and the Stymphalian birds ?

Has anyone here ever hunted wataerfowl with the sling ?
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Reply #4 - 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.
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Re: Etruscan slinger
Reply #5 - 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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