Egyptian Ankh

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Description

The ankh also known as breath of life, the key of the Nile or crux
ansata (Latin meaning “cross with a handle”), was the ancient
Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read “life”, a triliteral sign
for the consonants Ayin-Nun-Het.

The character represents the concept of life, which is the general
meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed
carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed
over their chest. The ankh appears in hand or in proximity of almost
every deity in the Egyptian pantheon (including Pharaohs). Thus it
is fairly and widely understood as a symbol of early religious
pluralism: all sects believed in a common story of eternal life, and
this is the literal meaning of the symbol. This rationale
contributed to the adoption of the ankh by New Age mysticism in the
1960s.

The ankh symbol was so prevalent that it has been found in digs as
far as Mesopotamia and Persia, and even on the seal of the biblical
king Hezekiah.

(Dimensions: 41 cm x 21 cm x 1.5 cm approximately)

(Recess at back to facilitate wall hanging)

(Material: Clay, Porcelain, Ceramic Composite)

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

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