Amarna’s Leatherwork. Part I: Preliminary Analysis and by Andre J. Veldmeijer

By Andre J. Veldmeijer

The traditional Egyptian urban of inform el-Amarna (or Amarna, old Akhetaten) used to be the short-lived capital equipped by means of the arguable Pharaoh Akhenaten, most likely the daddy of the recognized Tutankhamun, and deserted almost immediately after his demise (c. 1336 BCE). it's considered one of the few Pharaonic towns to were completely excavated and is a wealthy resource of knowledge concerning the lifestyle of the traditional Egyptians.

This quantity, the 1st of 2, provides the leatherwork excavated on the web site by means of those numerous expeditions. The booklet contains elements: and the initial research. the previous offers the unique description of the items (among which chariot leather-based and footwear), observed through color photos and, the place worthy, line- and building drawings. The latter contains a proof of the Amarna Leatherwork undertaking to boot as initial interpretations of the unearths.

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Amarna’s Leatherwork. Part I: Preliminary Analysis and Catalogue

The traditional Egyptian urban of inform el-Amarna (or Amarna, historical Akhetaten) used to be the short-lived capital outfitted by means of the arguable Pharaoh Akhenaten, most likely the daddy of the well-known Tutankhamun, and deserted almost immediately after his demise (c. 1336 BCE). it really is considered one of the few Pharaonic towns to were completely excavated and is a wealthy resource of knowledge concerning the everyday life of the traditional Egyptians.

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No. 3391, 3392. The lashings are not mentioned by Carter & Newberry 33 Preliminary Results 49 50 51 52 53 54 (1904), but probably form part of the “thirtyone miscellaneous pieces” mentioned (Ibidem: 38). For a detailed account see Vogelsang-Eastwood (1993); here references are made to the most complete examples and/or ones of known context. See also Schwarz (2000: 210-215). Note that the status of the find is not entirely certain (Vogelsang-Eastwood, 1993: 19); it might be part of the group of miscellaneous finds mentioned by Carter & Newberry (1904: 38).

10 Except for the fragments in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology UCL, which have been studied first hand, and are referred to by the Inventory Number of the Petrie Museum. 11 Personal communication with Gillian VogelsangEastwood (2008). 12 Personal communication with Aude Gräzer (2008). 13 Schwarz argues (2000: 58-59) that sesam oil was the best oil for curing but does not rule out the use of other types, such as olive oil. But see Carter (1927: 176-178) about oil in the tomb of Tutankhamun.

The insole is secured to the treadsole with coarse, widely-spaced leather thong running stitches, but because the layer is not included in the stitches along the perimeter of the treadsole, this would have been the only means of fastening. The treadsole shows, besides the relatively large stitch holes used for attaching the insole, some smaller leather thong stitches along the perimeter. These are widely-spaced, appearing short at the dorsal surface of the sole. They are all broken at the ventral surface of this sole, which suggests that 62 Catalogue A.

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