Sailors, Musicians and Monks

The Leatherwork from Dra‘ Abu el Naga (Luxor, Egypt)

André J. Veldmeijer, with contributions by Daniel Polz and Ute Rummel | 2017

Sailors, Musicians and Monks

The Leatherwork from Dra‘ Abu el Naga (Luxor, Egypt)

André J. Veldmeijer, with contributions by Daniel Polz and Ute Rummel | 2017

ISBN: 9789088904158

Imprint: Sidestone Press | Format: 210x280mm | 220 pp. | Language: English | >150 illus. (fc) | Keywords: Egyptian archaeology, leatherwork, footwear, material culture studies, materiality, Ancient Egypt, Luxor, Middle Kingdom | download cover

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This volume describes, illustrates, and analysis the finds from the excavations at Dra‘ Abu el-Naga, an important necropolis on the east bank of the Nile in Luxor (Egypt), which was in use from Middle Kingdom times until the early Christian era. Excavations of the site have been conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

A wide variety of leather objects or objects with leather parts have been discovered, including footwear, musical objects, loincloths as well as parts of furniture. The dating of these objects, mirroring the variety, ranges from Pharaonic to Ottoman. The present work describes these finds in detail, accompanied by colour photographs and drawings. The analysis includes the discussion of the provenance of the finds, the interpretation of the objects from a technological as well as typological point of view and dating.

Introduction
The Archaeological Investigations of Dra‘ Abu el-Naga (by Daniel Polz & Ute Rummel)
Researching Leather
Materials and Methods
Terminology
Quantity and Breakdown by Functional Groups

Provenance (by Daniel Polz & Ute Rummel)
Introductory Remarks
Provenance of Leather Objects According to Find Numbers (FN)

Analysis
Footwear: Sandals
Footwear: Shoes
Clothing
Furniture
Belts, Straps, Cordage and Related Objects
Book Covers
Mummy-Braces
Musical Instruments
Waste and Offcuts
Bags and Other Containers

Final Considerations

Bibliography

Catalogue
Footwear: Sandals
Footwear: Shoes
Furniture
Belts, Straps, Cordage and Related Objects
Bags and Other Containers
Book Covers
Mummy-Braces
Clothing
Waste and Offcuts
Musical Instruments
Miscellaneous
Unidentified

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:

This volume describes, illustrates, and analysis the finds from the excavations at Dra‘ Abu el-Naga, an important necropolis on the east bank of the Nile in Luxor (Egypt), which was in use from Middle Kingdom times until the early Christian era. Excavations of the site have been conducted by the German Archaeological Institute (DAI).

A wide variety of leather objects or objects with leather parts have been discovered, including footwear, musical objects, loincloths as well as parts of furniture. The dating of these objects, mirroring the variety, ranges from Pharaonic to Ottoman. The present work describes these finds in detail, accompanied by colour photographs and drawings. The analysis includes the discussion of the provenance of the finds, the interpretation of the objects from a technological as well as typological point of view and dating.

Contents

Introduction
The Archaeological Investigations of Dra‘ Abu el-Naga (by Daniel Polz & Ute Rummel)
Researching Leather
Materials and Methods
Terminology
Quantity and Breakdown by Functional Groups

Provenance (by Daniel Polz & Ute Rummel)
Introductory Remarks
Provenance of Leather Objects According to Find Numbers (FN)

Analysis
Footwear: Sandals
Footwear: Shoes
Clothing
Furniture
Belts, Straps, Cordage and Related Objects
Book Covers
Mummy-Braces
Musical Instruments
Waste and Offcuts
Bags and Other Containers

Final Considerations

Bibliography

Catalogue
Footwear: Sandals
Footwear: Shoes
Furniture
Belts, Straps, Cordage and Related Objects
Bags and Other Containers
Book Covers
Mummy-Braces
Clothing
Waste and Offcuts
Musical Instruments
Miscellaneous
Unidentified

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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