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In the thread about "Hemaka's disk I said that I was not surprised about the accuracy of the concentric circles etc. I commented on the quality of other items produced during the 1st and 2nd Dynasties.

Here are a few examples that, I think, show that quality of craftsmanship.

Most are carved from Schist or slate:

The first two are of the most famous of these items which is the so-called "tri-lobed bowl" which was found in the same tomb as the disks.


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This last one is carved from slate to imitate basket weaving.



Unfortunately I don't have a photo of one of my favourite of these items which is a spectacular three dimensional "Ankh".


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Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 342 Jon B 29-Nov-09 15:17
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 189 Ahatmose 29-Nov-09 15:21
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 155 drew 29-Nov-09 15:42
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 180 hut 30-Nov-09 18:32
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 154 Archae Solenhofen 29-Nov-09 17:19
question for Don 173 drone-note 30-Nov-09 21:48
Re: question for Don 191 Ahatmose 01-Dec-09 00:52
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 141 richarddullum 02-Dec-09 01:44
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 286 Archae Solenhofen 03-Dec-09 19:04
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 212 Rob Miller 29-Nov-09 15:41
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 190 Archae Solenhofen 29-Nov-09 17:29
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 170 Rob Miller 29-Nov-09 17:51
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 188 cladking 29-Nov-09 23:58
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 163 drone-note 30-Nov-09 00:17
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 153 Sirfiroth 29-Nov-09 22:50
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 211 drone-note 29-Nov-09 23:47
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 168 drone-note 30-Nov-09 08:53
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 164 cladking 30-Nov-09 00:01
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 162 Jon B 30-Nov-09 12:31
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 156 cladking 30-Nov-09 16:49
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 165 Jon B 30-Nov-09 17:49
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 199 Archae Solenhofen 30-Nov-09 18:34
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 169 Jon B 30-Nov-09 18:40
Emery, W. (1972) ref 156 Archae Solenhofen 30-Nov-09 18:42
Re: Emery, W. (1972) ref 212 Bobajot 02-Dec-09 02:06
Re: Emery, W. (1972) ref 149 Archae Solenhofen 02-Dec-09 04:50
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 150 drone-note 01-Dec-09 01:24
Re: Some 1st and 2nd Dynasty craftsmanship 117 drone-note 01-Dec-09 01:55


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