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    Tutankhamun's Footwear: Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear (Paperback) By (author) Andre J. Veldmeijer

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    DescriptionThe discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 is one of the most significant archaeological discoveries of all time. It took Carter and his team 10 years to clear the contents of the tomb and among the objects found was a large collection of shoes and sandals. The footwear is analysed here in detail for the first time since the discovery using Carter's records and Harry Burton's excellent photographs along with the author's analyses of the objects, all of which are housed in the Egyptian Museum, Cairo and the Luxor Museum. Several specialists contributed to the volume discussing the different materials (gold, vegetable fibre, birch bark, glass and faience, leather, gemstones) that were used in the footwear. Tutankhamun's footwear is compared with other finds in order to be able to put it in a broader context. The footwear from the tomb of Yuya and Tjuiu, the King's great-grandparents, are, therefore, analysed as well. In addition to the analysis, footwear in texts and two- and three-dimensional art is considered.

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    Tutankhamun's Footwear
    Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andre J. Veldmeijer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 294 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 912 g
    ISBN 13: 9789088900761
    ISBN 10: 9088900760

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAE
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: HDDG
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    DC22: 930.1
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    LC classification: DT
    Abridged Dewey: 932
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAE
    DC23: 391.4130932
    Illustrations note
    105 b/w 286 colour illus
    Sidestone Press
    Imprint name
    Sidestone Press
    Publication date
    30 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "This publication serves as an excellent addition to our knowledge of New Kingdom footwear and I believe it will remain the standard reference work on this subject for many years to come." -- Victor Blunden Ancient Egypt Magazine Vol. 14 No. 2, Issue 80 - October/November 2013