The Greek Pithos White ceramic cremation urn is inspired by a Greek Pithos (circa 650-600 B.C.) from the Carlos Collection of Ancient Art at Emory University. The elegant shape of the body is enhanced by the decorative crafted and carved handles with their window-like cutouts. It is made of an earthen-ware clay body rich in mica. The piece was thrown in two sections and assembled. The lid fits snugly into the the neck and has a small thrown jar for a handle. The surface is achieved by adding layers of a fine clay slip called a terra sigillata. This particular terra sigillata is made from a fine light-colored clay and seems to have a soft glow emanating from the surface. The terra sigillata is applied in many thin layers with a soft brush and then polished to give the lovely sheen to the surface before the vessel is fired. Since each Greek Pithos urn is special and one-of-a-kind, please allow for slight variations in color, texture, and size.
A Beautiful Ceramic Urn
Ceramic is made by heating raw materials, usually clay, in a kiln. The word "ceramic" comes from the Greek word keramikos, meaning pottery. Because ceramic cremation urns are often created, or thrown, by hand, please allow for slight variations in color, texture, and size.
Perfect for Home Display
Since this urn has been painstakingly crafted down to the last intricate detail, it is intended to be kept at home. However, this urn can also be entombed in an oversized cemetery columbarium niche or buried in an earth grave. Please note that some cemetery regulations may require the use of an urn vault prior to earth burial, but due to the large size of this urn, a standard-sized urn vault cannot be used.