cinerary urn


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cinerary urn

[′sin·ə‚rer·ē ′ərn]
(archeology)
A vessel used for burial of the cremated remains of a person.
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Instead, these chests are replaced by serried rows of cinerary urns, offering a very different and renewed sense of the presence of the dead gathered around the high altar.
Spanning a variety of scales, styles, media, and cultures from the primitive through twentieth-century collections, the historical objects included a cinerary urn, a bronze portrait head of a lady, and an eleven-headed wooden statue; they were arranged to echo the stance, textures, and form of Pondick's own pieces.
The two sculptures are linked by their strikingly bold strigilated decoration and may also have shared a similar function, since it seems likely that the vase is a cinerary urn.