The Ancient Storage ceramic cremation urn is a combination of a typical Egyptian or Roman storage vessel with a pedestal form inspired by an African ceramic stand. For millenia, ceramic vessels have been used for storage. In many ancient cultures, clay vessels had round bases and were intended to sit into the earth or in a stand. These vessels were also used as funerary urns. The stand is a tripod that reminds one of tree roots growing into the earth. Earthenware clay is used for both the vessel and the pedestal. A fine clay slip known as terra sigillata is applied in many layers onto the surface of the piece and then lightly buffed to give it a soft sheen. It is a very elegant form. Since each Ancient Storage 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.