Amarna’s Leatherwork. Part I: Preliminary Analysis and - download pdf or read online

By Andre J. Veldmeijer

The traditional Egyptian urban of inform el-Amarna (or Amarna, historical Akhetaten) was once the short-lived capital equipped by way of the debatable Pharaoh Akhenaten, most likely the daddy of the recognized Tutankhamun, and deserted almost immediately after his dying (c. 1336 BCE). it truly is one in every of the few Pharaonic towns to were completely excavated and is a wealthy resource of knowledge concerning the everyday life of the traditional Egyptians.

This quantity, the 1st of 2, provides the leatherwork excavated on the website via those a number of expeditions. The e-book comprises elements: and the initial research. the previous provides the distinct description of the items (among which chariot leather-based and footwear), followed by means of color images and, the place priceless, line- and building drawings. The latter comprises an evidence of the Amarna Leatherwork venture besides as initial interpretations of the reveals.

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A small fragment of the opposite side, which still adheres to the rest of the fragment by means of a narrow strip in the centre of the sandal, is folded over the edge fragment. Intact width? If so, the measurement suggests a child’s sandal (estimated 78 mm). (c) Corner fragment of a sandal, possibly from the same sandal as ÄM AM 036b. It consists of three thin layers, secured along the perimeter with two rows of stitches. These are barely visible but might be as described in ÄM AM 036a. Note the small patch of hair at the ventral surface of the treadsole.

German Excavations 1911-1914 Description Thin, almost complete sole of multi-layered sandal, as suggested by the stitch holes at the perimeter. Parts of straps still present. Cat. No. 15 Specialist No. Group Year Find No. 1 Leather, bone Mostly reddish brown. ” (n) See ‘Clothing’ (Cat. No. 61). It is tempting to suggest that the remnants are from one or a pair of sandals. However, the technique clearly suggests at least two different types of sandals. Several featureless fragments, including possible strap fragments, are not described/illustrated, including (f), (i) & (m).

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