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A niche in a tomb, adapted for the reception of a large cinerary urn, or a sarcophagus, as contradistinguished from columbarium

Cinerarium. (Rich.)

(q. v.), which was of smaller dimensions, and only formed to receive a pair of jars (ollae). (Inscript. ap. Grut. 850, 10). The illustration, which represents one side of a sepulchral chamber, as it appeared when first excavated, presents an arrangement similar to that set forth by the preceding inscription, with two columbaria at the bottom, over which are the same number of cinerary niches for urns, and a larger one in the centre (cinerarium medianum), with its sarcophagus. See Sepulcrum.

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