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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, coated with feric-oxide.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Tripod Burial urn, almost tubular body, resting on three tubular short feet; clearly defined shoulder, contacting to the thick out-turned rim of the wide mouth. Unornamented, buff coloured earthenware.

Place of Origin

Madras Presidency (made)


Date uncertain



Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, coated with feric-oxide.


Height: 9.875 in, Diameter: 6.875 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 District, South India




South & South East Asia Collection

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