Saturday, December 10, 2011

Online: Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear

PalArch (André J. Veldmeijer)

Veldmeijer, André J. 2011.
Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Technological Aspects. Part XIV. Leather Eared Sandals. Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 8(5) (2011), 1-31.

Leather Eared Sandals, i.e. sandals with pre-straps that are cut from the sole’s leather, are a well known category of sandals in ancient Egypt, mainly because the manufacturing is depicted in scenes that decorate tombs. Based on archaeological fi nds, we can recognise several subcategories and types. The present paper, as part of the Ancient Egyptian Footwear Project’s publication series, presents the technological details of this category of leather sandals. As usual in this series of papers, other topics are discussed in passing.

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