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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 1637 Thanos5150 25-Oct-17 04:25
Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 321 Racho 25-Oct-17 06:11
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 261 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 02:26
Why adapted/adopted 223 Racho 31-Oct-17 07:44
Re: Why adapted/adopted 357 Jon Ellison 31-Oct-17 09:25
Re: Quite the Mastaba...looks like walls can talk ;) 269 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:57
Gables v Arch 208 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 03:47
Re: Gables v Arch 231 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 04:47
Re: Gables v Arch 227 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 05:12
Re: Gables v Arch 202 Thanos5150 26-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Gables v Arch 263 Barbelo 26-Oct-17 06:49
An Interesting Curve 245 Jon Ellison 26-Oct-17 23:20
Re: Gables v Arch 190 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 00:34
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 01:19
Re: Gables v Arch 207 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:36
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 01:49
Re: Gables v Arch 199 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:05
Re: Gables v Arch 198 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 02:17
Re: Gables v Arch 206 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 02:27
Re: Gables v Arch 188 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 03:40
Re: Gables v Arch 204 Barbelo 27-Oct-17 05:22
Re: Gables v Arch 201 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 06:45
Gables v Arch vs Truss 238 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 19:33
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 212 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 20:50
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 187 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:20
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 180 Jon Ellison 27-Oct-17 21:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 340 Dr. Troglodyte 27-Oct-17 22:47
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 198 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:34
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 379 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 07:53
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 219 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:08
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 250 Jon Ellison 28-Oct-17 18:13
Re: Gables v Arch vs Truss 197 Dr. Troglodyte 28-Oct-17 16:07
Re: Gables v Arch 217 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 21:40
Re: Gables v Arch 228 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:40
Re: Gables v Arch 268 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 00:01
Re: Gables v Arch 277 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 10:03
Re: Gables v Arch 229 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 10:56
Re: Gables v Arch 362 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 13:30
Re: Gables v Arch 194 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 19:57
Re: Gables v Arch 182 Origyptian 28-Oct-17 22:45
Re: Gables v Arch 197 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 23:05
Re: Gables v Arch 213 R Avry Wilson 28-Oct-17 23:48
Re: Gables v Arch 244 Corpuscles 29-Oct-17 00:51
Re: Gables v Arch 226 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:19
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 262 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 02:31
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 217 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:18
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 194 Origyptian 27-Oct-17 22:50
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 206 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 23:46
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 310 DUNE 27-Oct-17 07:58
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 203 Thanos5150 27-Oct-17 22:04
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 203 DUNE 27-Oct-17 23:08
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 409 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 02:34
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 345 Corpuscles 28-Oct-17 04:43
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 206 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:06
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 289 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 02:03
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 251 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 05:16
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 352 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 05:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 266 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 14:09
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 249 Thanos5150 29-Oct-17 16:39
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 264 Origyptian 29-Oct-17 16:56
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 225 Thanos5150 28-Oct-17 16:00
Re: Mastaba of Shepsekaf 213 Barbelo 28-Oct-17 20:26


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