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The Dry Moat Surrounding the Step Pyramid Complex at Saqqara
Lots of good photos. If you scroll down about 60% of the way it shows this curious object:


This was apparently found somewhere in a deep channel compartment between a series of mastabas along the south bank. It is next to the mastabas of Bebi and Hotep (Ptah-Hotep) who are known to be 5th-6th Dynasty officials, but is unclear whether the provenance of these compartments are related as the like the complex of Unas in the area may have been built over early Dynastic structures. There is writing barely discernible on the side which appears to show only a serekh and another enclosure, but no cartouche. This is curious to me which make leave the door open for a provenance before the the end of the 3rd Dynasty. The pharaoh of Hotep was Djedkare Isesi whose serekh was this:


Zooming in on the photo of the artifact doesn't reveal much detail but it does not look the same to me but admittedly is hard to tell.

From the corrosion the artifact definitely appears to be metal, assuredly copper, with series of curious circular "templates" on the top. The shape with legs gives the appearance of a raised bench work surface that someone might kneel or sit in front of.

Can anyone identify this object with a source?



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 13-Dec-16 03:49 by Thanos5150.

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Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 2472 Thanos5150 13-Dec-16 01:16
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Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 761 Thanos5150 13-Dec-16 02:25
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 678 Notinham 13-Dec-16 06:13
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 597 Thunderbird 15-Dec-16 17:45
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 618 Notinham 16-Dec-16 10:57
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 670 DScribr 13-Dec-16 03:44
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 669 Thanos5150 13-Dec-16 04:05
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 685 Morten 13-Dec-16 04:50
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 642 Thanos5150 13-Dec-16 16:33
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 623 DScribr 13-Dec-16 17:02
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 605 Thanos5150 13-Dec-16 19:03
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 578 DScribr 13-Dec-16 19:51
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 618 Warwick 13-Dec-16 20:27
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 614 Thanos5150 14-Dec-16 02:44
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 602 Harte 19-Dec-16 21:28
Mummuy Dust 650 DScribr 19-Dec-16 21:37
Curious Metal Object-w/ 2 Cartouches??? 674 DScribr 13-Dec-16 16:57
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ 2 Cartouches??? 629 eyeofhorus33 14-Dec-16 17:04
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ 2 Cartouches??? 546 DScribr 14-Dec-16 21:05
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ 2 Cartouches??? 625 Jon Ellison 15-Dec-16 11:35
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ 2 Cartouches??? 508 eyeofhorus33 15-Dec-16 22:23
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ 2 Cartouches??? 572 Thanos5150 15-Dec-16 18:03
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ fire inside? 509 DScribr 15-Dec-16 20:50
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ fire inside? 704 Thanos5150 15-Dec-16 22:38
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ fire inside? 509 DScribr 16-Dec-16 01:11
Re: Curious Metal Object-w/ fire inside? 528 randompHactor 16-Dec-16 01:40
Primitive Tech 749 DScribr 16-Dec-16 04:00
Re: Primitive Tech 613 randompHactor 16-Dec-16 04:19
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 571 Thanos5150 24-Dec-16 17:06
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 735 Apap 13-Dec-16 20:07
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 555 Thanos5150 18-Dec-16 06:39
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Table Object 629 DScribr 18-Dec-16 20:09
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Table Object 649 Thanos5150 18-Dec-16 21:02
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Table Object 516 Jon Ellison 18-Dec-16 22:44
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Table Object 546 DScribr 18-Dec-16 22:49
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 603 Thanos5150 18-Dec-16 20:58
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 610 DScribr 18-Dec-16 22:54
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 598 sfbey 19-Dec-16 02:30
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Table 640 DScribr 19-Dec-16 03:49
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 648 Thanos5150 19-Dec-16 03:58
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 573 Thanos5150 19-Dec-16 04:17
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 497 sfbey 19-Dec-16 04:24
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 564 Thanos5150 19-Dec-16 04:32
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 510 Thanos5150 19-Dec-16 04:36
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 596 eyeofhorus33 19-Dec-16 07:59
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 698 Thanos5150 19-Dec-16 18:24
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 687 eyeofhorus33 19-Dec-16 20:17
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 607 Thanos5150 19-Dec-16 21:30
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 564 eyeofhorus33 19-Dec-16 21:46
A Serekh? 551 DScribr 19-Dec-16 21:54
Re: A Serekh? 459 eyeofhorus33 19-Dec-16 22:08
Use of the 7 Oils? 521 DScribr 19-Dec-16 22:50
Re: Use of the 7 Oils? 628 eyeofhorus33 19-Dec-16 23:33
Re: Use of the 7 Oils 525 DScribr 20-Dec-16 02:04
Re: Use of the 7 Oils 503 eyeofhorus33 20-Dec-16 07:30
Re: Use of the 7 Oils-Ref Materials 629 DScribr 02-Jan-17 18:48
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 551 Thanos5150 19-Dec-16 22:35
Two Doors 579 DScribr 19-Dec-16 23:02
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 571 eyeofhorus33 19-Dec-16 23:12
Offering formula on Unas false door Dyn V 618 eyeofhorus33 19-Dec-16 23:52
Re: Palace Facade False Door Dynasty 4? 541 eyeofhorus33 20-Dec-16 00:01
Re: Palace Facade False Door Dynasty 4? 534 Thanos5150 20-Dec-16 02:38
Re: Offering formula on Unas false door Dyn V 694 Thanos5150 20-Dec-16 02:21
False doors, Menkaure inspects Work @ Giza..... 608 DScribr 20-Dec-16 03:44
Re: False doors, Menkaure inspects Work @ Giza..... 595 Thanos5150 20-Dec-16 05:13
Re: False doors, Menkaure inspects Work @ Giza..... 573 DScribr 02-Jan-17 18:51
Re: False doors, Menkaure inspects Work @ Giza..... 676 Thanos5150 02-Jan-17 20:36
Re: Offering formula on Unas false door Dyn V 657 eyeofhorus33 20-Dec-16 08:00
Re: Offering formula on Unas false door Dyn V 520 Thanos5150 20-Dec-16 23:57
Re: Offering formula on Unas false door Dyn V 555 eyeofhorus33 21-Dec-16 07:01
7 Oils. 735 DScribr 19-Dec-16 21:47
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 539 sfbey 19-Dec-16 04:18
Re: Saqqara Photo Reference- Curious Metal Object 572 Thanos5150 19-Dec-16 04:31


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