Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: New files for period target
- The butts might also be stacked sod, which was also used.
You are most welcome.
On Jan 28, 2008, at 2:33 AM, Laura wrote:
> Sir Jon,
> Thank you so much for loading these new pictures. It helped me
> immensely to open and view them.
> Several years ago, at a flea market, we picked up a nice, large,
> framed print of a medieval festival scene. I suspected it was a
> Bruegel from the style, but did not know which one. As it turns out,
> it's a print of "Piece of Georg Fair". Thanks to your research, and
> posting the picture, I can now identify it. I spent quite some time
> studying it last night. He includes so much detail in his pictures -
> it's amazing. On close inspection, the butt is not packed earth, as
> one would expect, but it appears to be made of bricks. Another
> possibility is that it is raw clay "bricks" stacked up and dried.
> Clay was sometimes sliced from deposits in the earth, similar to the
> way peat was cut.
> There is also a procesion of crossbowmen, following a drummer,
> walking down the street. Possibly part of the parade that's also
> depicted. Thanks again for this find.
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, John edgerton <sirjon1@...> wrote:
> > I have loaded new file versions of the article and the
> > in Microsoft Word to the files section.
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Archery/files/A%20Period%
> > 20Target%20for%20the%20SCA.doc
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Archery/files/illus-1.doc
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Archery/files/1llus-2.doc
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SCA-Archery/files/illus-3.doc
> > I hope this works for more of you. Please post any questions of
> > suggestions.
> > Thank you
> > Jon
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