The Han Tomb Model ceramic cremation urn is based on a tomb from the Eastern Han Dynasty. A model of a central watchtower constructed of earthenware clay, it has two chambers: the lidded box forming the bottom floors and a lidded box that lifts out.
This work is based on a tomb from the Eastern Han Dynasty, China (206 B.C. - 220 A.D.). The surface is embellished with a complex variety of crafted and carved decorative elements indicating architectural features. A vast assortment of architectural models were placed in Han tombs for use in the afterlife. A work this elaborate would have symbolized the high status of the person buried in the tomb. Since each Han Tomb Model 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.