The Greek Pithos Cremation Urn in Red was inspired by an ancient Greek Pithos vase circa 600 B.C. Made in the USA by a ceramic artisan, the urn is thrown by hand from hearty earthenware clay in two parts and assembled by the artist. The amphora-like handles, decorated with carving and fenestration, are hand built additions. The lovely red Terra Sigillata finish captures perfectly the ancient beauty of grecian urns.
This particular vessel was inspired by an actual Grecian urn of the Pithos style from the Carlos Collection of Ancient Art at Emory University. The elegant shape of the body is enhanced by the decorative handbuilt and carved handles with their window-like cutouts. It is made of an earthen-ware clay body rich in mica. The piece was thrown in two sections and assembled. The lid fits snugly into the the neck and has a small thrown jar for a handle. The surface is achieved by adding layers of a fine clay slip called a terra sigillata. This particular terra sigillata is made from a fine light colored clay and seems to have a soft glow emanating from the surface. The terra sigillata is applied in many thin layers with a soft brush and then polished to give the lovely sheen to the surface before the vessel is fired.
- FREE ground shipping
- Usually ships in 5-15 business days
- Expedited shipping can be arranged
- Optional inscription available
- Made in the USA
- Made by hand
- Grecian urn vase
- Pithos style circa 600 BC
- Includes sealable ceramic lid
- 18"H x 9-1/2"W x 9-1/2"D
- Large urn
- 220 cubic inches minimum, usually more
Add an inscription of up to four lines by selecting options above. The inscription is fired onto the surface of the urn, permanently affixing your loved one's name, dates, or other epitaph in your choice of one of six fonts.
Our ceramic funeral urns are generally made-to-order, so please allow up to 15 business days for your order to be shipped; however, we are often able finish and deliver sooner, so if you need the urn by a specific date please contact us and we can help determine what arrangements need to be made. As ceramic urns are hand-made, there may be slight, minor variations between what is pictured and what you receive. Not recommended for outdoor use.