Oxidized-finish Sterling Silver Egyptian Ankh with Hieroglyphics Symbols Pendant
Sterling Silver 45mm in length
This Oxidized-finish Silver Ankh with Hieroglyphics Symbols, also known as the key of life, is a replica of what was often shown being offered to the king’s lips as a symbol of the “breath of life”.
The Ankh is also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning “cross with a handle”), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “eternal life”. Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. The symbolic representation of both Physical and Eternal life. It is known as the original cross, which is a powerful symbol that was first created by Africans in Ancient Egypt. The Ankh is typically associated with material things such as water (which was believed by Egyptians to regenerate life), air, sun, as well as with the Gods, who are frequently pictured carrying an Ankh. Egyptian gods carried the ankh by the loop, or held one in each hand crossed over their breast. Latinists interpreted the symbol as a crux ansata, “cross with a handle”.
The ancient Egyptian staff sign or god staff ankh, which is also believed to be the hieroglyph used to symbolize reproduction and sexual union. According to other sources means life and zest for life. The best summary of its meaning is future life, life after death.