Prince‘s remains are now being kept in an incredible bespoke urn modelled on his iconic Paisley Park recording complex.
The special commemorative urn – pictured above – was designed by the late musician’s sister, Tyka Nelson, and nephew, President Nelson, in Prince’s honour.
People reports that the scale-model of Paisley Park is 14 inches high and 18 inches long, and features Prince’s famous symbol as well as seven iridescent crystals selected by Tyka Nelson. Inside, there are miniature replicas of objects found inside the real Paisley Park, including scale-models of Prince’s purple Yamaha piano and white ornamental doves. The interior even features working lights.
Fans who visit Paisley Park, which opened as a museum in Prince’s honour earlier this month (October), will be able to glimpse the commemorative urn close-up. Check out a video demonstrating the urn below.
Located in Chanhassen in his home state of Minnesota, Paisley Park became both a residence and a place of creativity for Prince after construction was completed in 1988. The artist intended the compound to become a museum after his death, leaving behind guidelines on such aspects as how he wanted visitors to walk through Paisley Park during the tour.
The ‘Kiss’ icon was found dead at Paisley Park back in April, before an inquest found that he died from an accidental overdose of painkillers. He was just 57-years-old.