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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 1585 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 313 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 249 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 213 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 345 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 263 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 196 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 195 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 233 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 196 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 193 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 231 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 202 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 327 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 369 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 210 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 242 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 189 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 260 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 258 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 350 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 200 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 237 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 247 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 207 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 187 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 298 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 195 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 196 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 394 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 335 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 197 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 276 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 234 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 340 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 257 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 231 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 257 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 204 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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