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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

13.5815.2

Medium or Technique

Pottery

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: bowl shaped
Profile: straight sided, conical
Rim type: plain
Base: pointed
Surface Condition: typical R ware; spot of red paint at base?
Vessel Condition: fair; 3 small rim pieces missing
Decoration:
Other: found in the tomb with others; too pointed to have been used as a bowl; looks more like a lid for a flask

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 982 [M/982/b].
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