Goose Decoy in the Louvre

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Goose Decoy in the Louvre

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:22 pm

2300+ year old goose decoy :thumbsup:
I got a laugh when I saw this in the Louvre on Sunday :lol:
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Re: Goose Decoy in the Louvre

Postby Rick » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:28 pm

Better than most...
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Re: Goose Decoy in the Louvre

Postby SpinnerMan » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:08 am

Acorn wrote:Think I saw one of them things at a crate and barrel store, once.

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Re: Goose Decoy in the Louvre

Postby outboardman » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:51 am

There is no way that's 2300 years old

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Re: Goose Decoy in the Louvre

Postby don novicki » Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:03 pm

The feet are the best looking part of that son of a gun......... :lol:
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Re: Goose Decoy in the Louvre

Postby SpinnerMan » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:24 pm

outboardman wrote:There is no way that's 2300 years

At a minimum. The Louvre wouldn't lie. It says right on the bottom. Ok it says it in French, but 664-332 av. J.C. is the French way to say before Christ. The Basse Epoque is late Egypt. Pharoah was probably a duck hunter and had it buried with him and Napoleon raided the tomb and brought it back to France.
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Re: Goose Decoy in the Louvre

Postby outboardman » Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:51 pm

Kind of makes you wonder what they hunted ducks with, a spear or a rock

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Re: Goose Decoy in the Louvre

Postby SpinnerMan » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:01 am

Made me curious.
http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/timelines/topics/fishing_and_hunting.htm
Well rested ducks and geese were more difficult to catch. Two nets big enough to cover the whole pool were spread on the ground along a small watering place. Two corners of each net were fastened to pegs on either side of the pool.

The free corners of the nets on one side were tied to a sturdy pole rammed into the ground, the other corners tied to a long rope. Decoys [4] were placed on the water. A look-out hid behind the reeds or a screen. The rest of the crew took hold of the rope at a distance big enough not to frighten the birds. After a sign by the look-out the rope was pulled smartly bringing the two nets together, trapping the birds underneath. Until all the caught fowl were gathered together the pulling rope had to be kept taut to prevent the birds from escaping. The captured ducks were put into cages or had their wings broken or tied together. They were killed by wringing their necks. The men Wringing the necks of ducks involved in catching the fowl were rewarded with a part of the catch.

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