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Origyptian Wrote:
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> It's an interesting piece.
>
> It appears too thin to be a load-bearing "wheel";
> only appears to be a couple mm thick.

I'd say it's at least an inch thick, but no this does not appear to be a working vertical load bearing wheel. Perhaps it is a model of one, the AE were quite fond of making models of things. Its shape reminds me of the model vehicles found in Anatolia arguably dated to 5500BC:


> The center
> hole doesn't appear to go all the way though. The
> lighting in that central depression is shaded to
> imply it's a closed, rounded bottom.

This does appear to be the case. It would be nice to see the other side of this object but I am striking out. This was part of a large burial site in Lahoun.

> Perhaps a serving dish with a center well for a
> sauce, caviar, toothpicks. Maybe a decorative lamp
> (center hole for a candle or oil pool).

I assume you are joking about the serving well, but given its unnecessarily large flange compared to the collar, assuming the hole does not go all the way through and the other side is flat, it seems probable this was base to hold a shaft mounted object.

> It looks similar to the infamous very thin "schist
> bowl",

The "flywheel":


> but flattened, without the folds or thicker
> perimeter, thicker collar, and a rounded
> depression in the center rather than the hole
> going all the way through.

So other than the collar in the middle and overall circular shape, actually not very "similar" but quite different.

> There are what appears
> to be fragments of thin bowls and pedestals in the
> vicinity.

The "vicinity" is the tomb. 14 of the tombs found dated to the 2nd Dynasty which I cannot find any more information on it other than the initial press release.

Regardless of what it was for it is a wheel shaped object nonetheless.

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Mastaba of Shepsekaf 1683 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 330 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 276 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 230 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 367 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 280 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 216 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 238 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 233 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 211 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 269 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 250 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 203 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 209 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 214 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 215 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 248 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 221 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 194 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 194 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 351 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 209 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 387 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 228 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 258 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 204 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 244 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 277 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 288 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 237 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 369 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 200 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 187 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 205 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 219 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 251 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 233 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 271 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 202 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 213 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 318 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 211 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 421 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 356 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 215 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 306 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 259 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 358 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 272 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 260 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 279 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 222 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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