Catalogue of the footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo)
Description: 336 pp. (30x21cm), softcover, 536 ills.
André J. Veldmeijer, Salima Ikram, Catalogue of the footwear in the Coptic Museum (Cairo), Sidestone Press 2014
This catalogue presents the ancient Egyptian footwear in the collection of the Coptic Museum in Cairo. The catalogue contains detailed
descriptions and measurements, photographs and drawings. Each description of a footwear category is followed by short discussions, addressing
topics such as typology and dating. In addition a fairly large corpus of comparative material is presented as well, none of which has been
published before. The present work will form an important resource for future study.
This catalogue is one of the results of the Nuffic Tailor Made Training for the curators of the Coptic Museum in Cairo, jointly organized by
the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo and the American University in Cairo in close collaboration with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the
Coptic Museum Authorities and the Ministry of State for Antiquities Affairs.
Dr. André J. Veldmeijer is Assistant Director for Egyptology of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo and has worked as archaeologist in
Egypt since 1995 as specialist in, among others, leatherwork and footwear. He (co-)directs several projects, such as the Ancient Egyptian
Leatherwork Project, which includes the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project, and the Tutankhamun Sticks & Staves Project. He has published
extensively, both scientifically as popular.
Dr. Salima Ikram is Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, and has worked as an archaeologist in Egypt since 1986,
directing the Animal Mummy Project, and co-directing the Predynastic Gallery project, the Egyptian Museum Chariot Project, and the North
Kharga Oasis Survey. Dr. Ikram has lectured and published extensively, both for children and adults.