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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The forms of the pottery--the sarcophagus, the cinerary urn, the figural, monumental and crouch jars--represent different symbolic responses to this transition, whether the radical reduction of the body to ashes by cremation or its gradual corruption to bone and dust.
Numerous excavations have been carried out at this site, yielding the cremated remains of thousands of human infants and also immature ovicaprines or birds, interred in cinerary urns within a restricted 'sacred' area.
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.