Arrowhead ... signed "Echizen no Kuni ju Ieyoshi saku" Yanone (arrowhead) of flat type (hirane), with pierced design of a cherry blossom and a heart-shaped "boar's eye' (inome), 1600s-1800s Japan: Higgins Museum
stag while mounting doe is shot by huntsman, at which woman exclaims, "Ach wie mz daz ein sanffter tott sein" [Ah! what a soft death that must be] painting dated 1629 of target belonging to Hans Philip von Hutten. -- from the Coburg Scheibenbuch. AND HEREWITH ADVERTISING MY NEW MUST-SEE EARLY MODERN SHOOTING TARGETS BOARD!
No hiding place,guys! They're gonna shoot you outa the trees! early 17C shooting target s recorded in the Veste Coburg "Scheibenbuch" -- from which -- as soon as Kramer's little book drops through my letter-box -- we will have many more!
detail of adjacent shooting-target design showing the one remaining flap in position over shooter's crotch. I won't go on about the obvious design as well as metaphorical parallel between the two kinds of shooting. Shooting was undoubtedly an entirelu male pursuit.
painted design (with 2 liftable flaps [one lost]) for the shooting target of the Herzog Johann Ernst (no less!) dated 1610 from the Coburg Scheibenbuch. Man shoots fox which is held by the tail by a young woman. Between them a girl, her hands next to the extant fold-up flap which conceal's the shooter's ejaculating penis. Scene on far right has lost its covering flap -- SEE DETAIL adjacent. For the erotic connotations of the fox's tail, see both here, and my ALBUM AMICORUM BOARD
used shooting-target dated 1672, Upper Bavaria. Same 'bull's-eye' motif as adjacent target, but with rather more explicit legend. scannned from Kramer's book.
Shooting -- it's a guy thing! Painted shooting target recorded in the Veste Coburg "Scheibenbuch" c.1631/2. scanned from Anne Braun's "Historical Targets" (1983) -- £6 off 't web! [for the inscription SEE COMMENT]