R ware conical lid
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 982
Overall: 9.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Ware type: R ware
Vessel type: bowl shaped
Profile: straight sided, conical
Rim type: plain
Surface Condition: typical R ware; spot of red paint at base?
Vessel Condition: fair; 3 small rim pieces missing
Other: found in the tomb with others; too pointed to have been used as a bowl; looks more like a lid for a flask
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition