A vessel of various forms, usually a vase furnished with a foot or pedestal, employed for different purposes, as for holding liquids, for ornamental uses, for preserving the ashes of the dead after cremation, and anciently for holding lots to be drawn.
a term used for anything even vaguely vase- or gourd-shaped, e.g. the sporangium in mosses.
Greek symbol of mourning, the body as a vessel of the soul, originating as a repository for the ashes of the dead in ancient times - a popular symbol of mourning. Most represent an ossuary. In several examples an Angel is looking inside it as if to inspect the contents. A flame is sometimes shown coming from the Urn. They are often draped with a cloth or festooned with a wreath or garland. This fashion of Urn's persisted well into the 1850's at least....
This term is used to describe any container used to hold cremated remains. Cremation urns may be made of wood, bronze or marble. They can be purchased from The Catholic Cemeteries or from funeral homes.
A large decorative container of wood, metal, pottery, etc. In furniture, a large wooden vaselike container which was usually set on a pedastal on either side of a side table. This was characteristic of 18th century Adams designs and also of Hepplewhites's work. Urns were also used as decorative turnings at the cross points of stretchers in 16th and 17th century furniture designs.
A container made of any acceptable material to hold the ashen cremains of an individual. Urns are usually placed in a niche or columbarium area.
a large vase that usually has a pedestal or feet
vase on a pedestal or footed base Valance - a fabric window treatment covering the hardware at the top of the window
The ashes of the deceased are kept in a funerary urn after cremation. Also a container for relics of a saint.
means a container for cremated remains.
A container, usually of metal, wood or porcelain, into which cremated remains are permanently placed.
Any container made for holding cremated human remains.
A motif much used as decoration during the classical revival of the later 18th century and particularly associated with Adam.
A receptacle designed to permanently encase cremated remains.
A vase, originally used for storing the ashes of a cremated body. Empty urns have been popular garden ornaments. - DEFINITIONS Return to glossary index
A water-holding, vase-like shape formed by leaves in bromeliads; also called a vase.
An urn is a pottery vessel like a vase that can be many different shapes and sizes.
A container into which cremated remains are placed, made of metal, wood or stone.
A receptacle containing the remains of a body that has been cremated.
A small container that may be made of wood, stone, or metal, in which the cremated remains are kept.
A vase of varying size and shape, usually having a footed base or pedestal.
A classical form of Vase-shaped vessel used as decoration in Greco-Roman The urn has a wide mouth, a curved body and two handles and feet. It is used free standing as finials and at the intersection of crossed stretchers, etc.. Especially in the Adam and Louis XVI styles.
a container used for ashes resulting from the cremation process.
A container into which cremated remains are placed, or in which they are kept; may be made of various materials, including wood, marble or metal.
A container to hold cremated remains. It can be placed in a columbarium or mausoleum, or buried in the ground.
A container specially designed for holding the cremated body. Urns can be engraved or customized to reflect the personality of a loved one. Smaller urns, called keepsakes, have been created to hold only a portion of the cremated body. This allows several family members to retain the cremated body of loved ones.
A pottery vessel, usually rather large, deep, and without handles. Urns were (and still are) most often used for holding the ashes and bones of the dead and were sometimes buried.
An urn is a vase, ordinarily covered and without handles that usually has a narrowed neck above a footed pedestal. Knife urns on pedestals flanking a dining-room sideboard were an English innovation of the late 1760s that went out of fashion as sideboards with deep cupboard drawers were introduced at the end of the following decade.