Funeral Urn

Urn, Funeral

 

(also cinerary urn), a ceramic, stone, or, more rarely, metal vessel for the cremated remains of the dead.

Funeral urns have been used by most peoples; they were first used by many tribes during the Aeneolithic and were widespread among the ancient Greeks, Romans, Slavs, and other peoples. Usually, everyday vessels or similar such vessels were used as funeral urns. Face urns, with schematic representations of human faces on the neck or lid, appeared at the end of the third millennium B.C. Sometimes funeral urns were in the shape of a dwelling (for example, the urns of the Villanovan culture in northern Italy at the beginning of the first millennium B.C.) or of a human figure (among the Etruscans). The urns were often placed in flat graves, without mounds (for example, the Urnfield culture). In ancient Rome, urns containing the ashes of ancestors were kept in the homes of relatives or descendants or in columbaria.

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(post-Elizabethan) by having his picture painted as he stood wrapped in his shroud on a funeral urn.
He retraced his steps thoughtfully along the causeway to the banks of the lake, and sat down on the stone steps between the two sculptured funeral urns. Then he lit a cigarette and smoked it in ruminant manner; eventually he took out a notebook and wrote down various phrases, numbering and renumbering them till they stood in the following order: "(1) Squire Hawker disliked his first wife.
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"At least three had bodies disturbed and a funeral urn removed.
The ceremony was held behind closed doors and a special funeral urn and also a five-tiered umbrella, which reflected his high status, was used.
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The cops, led by detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier, pictured), find more carefully arranged bodies at a new show home location - a woman and a teenage girl (and a funeral urn).
The cops, led by detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier), find more carefully arranged bodies at a new show home location - a woman and a teenage girl - and a funeral urn.
The cops, led by detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier), find more carefully arranged bodies - a woman and a teenage girl - at a new show home location and a funeral urn.
(1) Most critics agree that these lines are spoken by the Classical Greek funeral urn contemplated by the poet.