Leatherwork from Elephantine (Aswan, Egypt)

Analysis and Catalogue of the Ancient Egyptian & Persian Leather Finds

André J. Veldmeijer | 2016

Leatherwork from Elephantine (Aswan, Egypt)

Analysis and Catalogue of the Ancient Egyptian & Persian Leather Finds

André J. Veldmeijer | 2016

ISBN: 9789088903717

Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 210x280mm | 185 pp. | Language: English | Category: Egyptian archaeology, Elephantine, leatherwork, footwear, Persian archaeology, material culture studies, materiality, New Kingdom, Ancient Egypt | download cover

‘Leatherwork from Elephantine’ describes, illustrates and analyses the finds from the excavations at Elephantine island (Aswan, Egypt) that are conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), in collaboration with the Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt (SI). The majority of the finds are dated to periods well after the pharaonic era (4th century AD onwards), save for a few finds from the New Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom. The majority of finds are sandals and shoes. Most important for leatherwork/footwear studies, however, is the footwear from the Persian layers (6th-5th c. BC), which is distinctly different from ancient Egyptian leatherwork. Ample attention will be given to this important group.

Introduction
Materials and Methods
Terminology
Analytical Strategy
Illustrations
Acknowledgement

Provenance
The Domestic Quarters from Middle Kingdom until
the Late Period (Cornelius von Pilgrim)
The Late Roman Settlement in the Khnum Temple
Precinct (Cornelius von Pilgrim)
The Late Antique Period (Felix Arnold)

Analysis
Quantity and Breakdown by Functional Groups
Preservation
Skin Type Identification and Skin Processing
Colour
Manufacturing Technology

Discussion

Bibliography

The Catalogue
Guide to the Catalogue
Footwear
Sandals
Shoes
Persian Finds
Bags and Other Containers
Belts, Straps, Cordage etc.
Waste and offcuts
Miscellaneous
Unidentified

Appendices
Table
Concordance

Dr. André J. Veldmeijer

André J. Veldmeijer (Visiting Research Scholar American University in Cairo) studied archaeology at Leiden University and received his PhD in Vertebrate Palaeontology from Utrecht University in 2006. He has worked in Egypt since 1995 as a leather, footwear and cordage specialist in various research projects. His second PhD, on the archaeology of footwear, is planned for the next four years.

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Abstract:

‘Leatherwork from Elephantine’ describes, illustrates and analyses the finds from the excavations at Elephantine island (Aswan, Egypt) that are conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), in collaboration with the Swiss Institute for Architectural and Archaeological Research on Ancient Egypt (SI). The majority of the finds are dated to periods well after the pharaonic era (4th century AD onwards), save for a few finds from the New Kingdom and the Middle Kingdom. The majority of finds are sandals and shoes. Most important for leatherwork/footwear studies, however, is the footwear from the Persian layers (6th-5th c. BC), which is distinctly different from ancient Egyptian leatherwork. Ample attention will be given to this important group.

Contents

Introduction
Materials and Methods
Terminology
Analytical Strategy
Illustrations
Acknowledgement

Provenance
The Domestic Quarters from Middle Kingdom until
the Late Period (Cornelius von Pilgrim)
The Late Roman Settlement in the Khnum Temple
Precinct (Cornelius von Pilgrim)
The Late Antique Period (Felix Arnold)

Analysis
Quantity and Breakdown by Functional Groups
Preservation
Skin Type Identification and Skin Processing
Colour
Manufacturing Technology

Discussion

Bibliography

The Catalogue
Guide to the Catalogue
Footwear
Sandals
Shoes
Persian Finds
Bags and Other Containers
Belts, Straps, Cordage etc.
Waste and offcuts
Miscellaneous
Unidentified

Appendices
Table
Concordance

Dr. André J. Veldmeijer

André J. Veldmeijer (Visiting Research Scholar American University in Cairo) studied archaeology at Leiden University and received his PhD in Vertebrate Palaeontology from Utrecht University in 2006. He has worked in Egypt since 1995 as a leather, footwear and cordage specialist in various research projects. His second PhD, on the archaeology of footwear, is planned for the next four years.

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