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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