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Tripod jar - Earthenware pottery

Earthenware pottery

  • Object:

    Tripod jar

  • Place of origin:

    Madras Presidency (made)

  • Date:

    Date uncertain

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, unglzed and coated with feric-oxide

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 16, shelf 6

Physical description

A tripod burial urn, the ovoid body resting on three short tubular feet with a clearly defined shoulder, contracting to the thick out-turned rim of the mouth. Unornamented. Made of buff-coloured earthenware.

Place of Origin

Madras Presidency (made)


Date uncertain



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, unglzed and coated with feric-oxide


Height: 13.5 in, Diameter: 7.625 in maximum

Object history note

Given by F.J.Richards, Esq., MA, I.C.S.

Descriptive line

Pottery, earthenware, Odugattur N Arcot

Production Note

Found in a grave of the Iron-age, near Odugattur, North Arcot Distirct, South India




South & South East Asia Collection

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