The lid on the left – "shaped like a vase" – shows how varied these objects interpreted as covers could be, including the complex "dish cover" on the right. Sahni concluded, of which these objects fall into the first category:
"The excavations were fruitful in bringing to light an interesting collection of earthenware objects of a pre-historic date which may be classified under' the following heads:—
(1) Vessels of ordinary domestic use all turned on the wheel.
(2) Terracotta objects consisting of figurines of men, animals, etc.
- Daya Ram Sahni, Annual Progress Report of the Archaeological Survey [of India], Hindu and Buddhist Monuments, Northern Circle for the Year Ending 31st March 1921, p. 12.
"The terracotta object on the left A255 is the inverted fragment of a pedestalled vessel. For a complete example see late Harappan pottery.
"The fragmentary object on the right is possibly not from the Harappa Phase but from the later occupation levels."
- Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, 2021.
A. 255 Central portion, shaped as a vase, of the lid of a chati. The surrounding flat portion is missing.
[Appendix D] 2756 Handle of an earthenware lid (A 255) and top of a dish cover [no no. given].
[Original caption] Handle of a earthenware lid a dish cover