This project considers how ways of displaying urns and different modes of viewing, whether anticipated or actualized, affected the appearance and production of marble cineraria.

Urns could stand on display in dedicated rectangular niches of their own, beside other urns in smaller columbaria niches, submerged in a recess on a base or column, or situated within a larger monument, such as on a kline portrait sculpture. Each of these scenarios of display can be considered different and could have urged the buyer and sculptor to take into account certain limitations of viewing or types of decoration that might be best suited for the particular display context.