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By Andre J. Veldmeijer

ISBN-10: 9088900752

ISBN-13: 9789088900754

The traditional Egyptian urban of inform el-Amarna (or Amarna, historical Akhetaten) was once the short-lived capital outfitted via the arguable Pharaoh Akhenaten, most likely the daddy of the well-known Tutankhamun, and deserted presently 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 everyday life of the traditional Egyptians.

This quantity, the 1st of 2, offers the leatherwork excavated on the web site by way of those quite a few expeditions. The publication contains elements: and the initial research. the previous offers the specific description of the gadgets (among which chariot leather-based and footwear), observed via color pictures and, the place valuable, line- and building drawings. The latter comprises a proof of the Amarna Leatherwork venture to boot as initial interpretations of the reveals.

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Moreover, the appliqué decoration is built up differently than illustrated in her fig. e. sets of coloured strips rather than isolated strips, cf. ÄM AM 078a, Cat. No. 47). Moreover, the lily figure is filled, possibly with a small-diameter string, creating a high relief. The few offcuts are evidence of the production of leather objects at Amarna, but the quantity seems too small to suggest a large-scale industry. Other sites, such as the monastery at Deir el-Bachit, had large numbers of offcuts and waste, clearly indicating that the production of objects was an important occupation.

18 Interesting is a bright red offcut (ÄM AM 020n, Cat. No. 78). ’ 20 See also section ‘Decoration Techniques’. Goubitz et al. (2001: 35-38) offers a useful introduction to stitches and seams, even though it is focused on much younger footwear from Europe. 32 Preliminary Results 21 Interestingly, the chariot leather in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo is only partially made with sinew: most decoration is secured with flax. 22 These conclusions might be due to the fact that most of the stitching could not be recognised: the chariot leather in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo is made with different types of stitching, depending on the part of the object.

Possibly part of a sandal’s sole. 56 Catalogue A. German Excavations 1911-1914 ÄM AM 030e. Dorsal and ventral view. ÄM AM 030f. Ventral and dorsal view. Note the regular thong stitches. Right: ÄM AM 030i. Obverse and reverse. (i) Three pieces, one of which is part of a sandal’s heel or front (edge with poorly visible stitch holes and a decorative line). The largest fragment may be part of a sandal too, but is too badly preserved to be sure. The third fragment still has hair in situ. Cat. No. 14 Specialist No.

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