height 10 – 1/2″ x width 5 – 3/4″
volume 8 cups, or 115 cubic inches
Stylized lotuses rise through the water toward heaven, while small fish swim amongst their roots. The lotus is a symbol of the purity of the soul, which rises out of the mud but is not stained by it. Fish symbolize happiness and freedom.
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 115 cubic inches. If ashes are partially scattered or divided, the urn would be sufficient for a larger person’s cremains.