height 13″ x width 4 – 3/4″
volume approximately 9 cups, or 130 cubic inches
An elegant rendering of papyrus and water plants, in Art Deco style. In Egypt the papyrus was a symbol of life itself and was thought of as holding up the sky.
The urn is part of the saltfire series, made from white stoneware and carefully carved into intricate patterns reminiscent of carved ivory. Because salt firing is highly variable, colors are paler or deeper in different parts of the urn.
To calculate whether an urn is large enough, you should figure about 1 cubic inch per pound of living body weight. This urn holds 130 cubic inches. If ashes are partially scattered or divided, the urn would also be sufficient for a larger person’s cremains.