Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen once said of these ancient Egyptian limestone Canopic jars, "Oh wouldn't these look nice on your grandmothers mantle piece? Look how modest & contemporary they are, the colour palette is warm & relaxed, & they're same colour as the bathroom tiles, the carpet, the wall, and everything else in the house". Okay he didn't. But seriously how many times have you noticed that everything in your, or someone else's, grandparents house is the same bloody colour?! 50 shades of beige is a very popular choice let me tell you. Back to the jars. Canopic jars preserved & stored organs removed during mummification. This pair was excavated between 1850-1894. Moreover, the lids which have been designed to resemble two sons of Horus, from left to right - Duamutef & Imsety, (who stored the stomach and liver respectively) indicate that these jars date from atleast the late Eighteenth or the Nineteenth dynasty, roughly around 1270 or 1292 BC.
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