The Carved Villanovan ceramic cremation urn is based on ancient Villanovan cinerary urns. It is crafted from earthenware clay using the coil technique.
Patterns of this urn are based on traditional Villanovan culture (circa 1100-700 B.C.) and are used for the carved designs. A special terra cotta clay that has fine particles of Mica is used to make the Urn. The surface is finished with many fine layers of terra sigillata, a very refined clay slip, and polished to create a soft sheen. Since each Villanovan 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.