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.
Last October, Christie's London saw an Etruscan alabaster cinerary urn from the 1st century BC soar above its estimate of 20,000 [pounds sterling]-30,000 [pounds sterling] to achieve 92,500 [pounds sterling]; in June, $125,000 was realised at Sotheby's New York for an Etruscan head (Fig.
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.