Cinerary urns


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vessels used by the ancients to preserve the ashes of the dead when burned.

See also: Cinerary

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Little did I know that with cremation would come the columbaria-vaulted structures where cinerary urns are kept.
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.
It is difficult to determine whether vases of this type were made as cinerary urns to hold ashes or as purely decorative objects unless their find spot is known, or they preserve a funerary inscription or a panel prepared for a painted funerary inscription.