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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 1424 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 274 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 208 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 191 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 312 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 227 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 166 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 194 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 164 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 195 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 167 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 152 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 154 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 149 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 163 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 197 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 175 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 145 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 144 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 268 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 157 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 323 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 167 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 220 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 153 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 169 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 215 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 317 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 148 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 144 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 159 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 163 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 208 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 192 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 174 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 155 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 159 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 263 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 162 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 338 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 288 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 162 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 226 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 201 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 297 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 240 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 197 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 222 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 176 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 160 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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