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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 1520 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 291 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 231 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 206 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 336 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 244 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 189 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 210 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 200 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 248 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 219 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 173 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 178 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 184 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 168 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 170 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 180 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 179 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 176 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 214 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 195 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 158 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 163 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 304 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 171 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 351 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 190 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 235 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 172 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 185 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 242 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 241 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 334 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 166 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 167 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 172 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 183 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 220 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 213 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 227 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 200 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 170 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 281 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 176 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 178 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 369 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 315 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 183 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 253 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 217 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 322 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 253 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 212 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 239 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 194 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 184 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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