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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 1803 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 352 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 300 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 256 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 393 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 312 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 253 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 263 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 257 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 232 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 302 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 283 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 224 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 225 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 233 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 227 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 235 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 218 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 239 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 236 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 271 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 255 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 216 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 219 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 386 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 411 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 249 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 280 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 227 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 249 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 267 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 300 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 323 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 264 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 393 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 223 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 209 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 226 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 240 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 272 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 256 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 298 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 224 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 235 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 347 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 232 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 238 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 477 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 381 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 240 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 359 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 290 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 383 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 294 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 285 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 307 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 255 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 256 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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