Special Portrait urn - 17.5 centimetres (3") - Painted in Rococo style
Custom colour Portrait urn - 27.5 centimetres tall (11") - Painted in a copper colour
Portrait urn - 7.5 centimetres tall (3") - Classic Bronze
Secret Jewel - 1.8 centimetres tall (0.7")
Special Portrait urn - 27.5 centimetres tall (11") - Painted with a landscape
Portrait urn - 27.5 centimetres (11") - Dark Classic Bronze

A familiar face

Portret urn by Nadia Gonegaï

The Portrait urn is about 27.5 centimetres tall (11 inches) and can be made based on a single profile photo of the deceased. In the event that such a photo is not available, a silhouette of the departed can be reconstructed based on several other photographs of the person’s face. Smaller versions (approximately 7.5 centimetres (3 inches) or 17.5 centimetre (7 inches) tall) are also available. This way all children or brothers and sisters can have a tangible memory in their homes.

The shadow of the urn reveals the lines of the face. This way the loved one always remains in the company of his or her survivors.

At first sight, the Portrait urn is an everyday urn with a strong relief. But when you look a little closer, literally into the shadow of the vase, you can discern the silhouette of a face. The familiar face of the dearly departed.The Portrait urn is round, and displays from top to bottom a person’s facial profile, from crown, via nose, to neck.

The Portrait urn is an innovative design by artist Nadia Gonegaï from ‘s‑Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. In the past few years, Nadia has applied herself to personalized grave monuments and urns. She discovered that the choice of urns is still impersonal and not very diverse. “Every human being, each life is unique.And at the end, there should be a personalized and fitting urn,” says Gonegaï. “Nothing is as personal as a face. A single glance at someone’s profile is often enough to recognize a person beyond any doubt. I wanted to do something with that.”

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Price list

1.8 cm tall – € 299
0.7 inches tall – $ 355
(Silver pendant)

7.5 cm tall – € 399
3 inches tall – $ 475

17.5 cm tall – € 775
7 inches tall – $ 925

27.5 cm tall – € 995
11 inches tall – $ 1190

Other sizes, custom colour and special painting on request.

Standard colours

Bronze Dark

Bronze Dark

Bronze Classic

Bronze Classic

Ocre Sand

Ocre Sand

Lagune Blue

Lagune Blue

Lagune Green

Lagune Green

The colors on the Portrait urn may differ from the examples.
The Portrait urn is traditionally painted by hand in various layers of colour.