R ware conical lid

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 982

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5815.1

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: bowl shaped
Profile: conical, straight sides
Rim type: plain
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: 1 bullseye; typical R ware
Vessel Condition: very good
Decoration:
Other: might have been a lid for narrow mouthed jars; base is too pointy to have been used as a bowl. Found with others in same tomb.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 982 [M/982]. M/982/3
1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition