The Ankh or Tau Cross, is an Egyptian hieroglyph meaning “life”.
The ankh is one of the most popular and endearing symbols of the ancient world. Ankhs were carried to ward off sickness, danger and death. They were used in Egyptian art in all sorts of ways.
Pictures of the sun were made with ankhs at the end of the sunbeams. They were combined with scarabs, images of the Gods, and were made into household objects. King Tut’s tomb held a box in the shape of the Ankh.
The Ankh was used to symbolize the power behind invocations, prayers, ceremonial processes and lending to the thought that it had the power to heal
This symbol is interpreted as the sun coming over the horizon, the male and female genitalia, the key to the gate of the afterlife and the union of heaven and earth.
This pure pewter cross measures 2″ inches tall with a silver plated 24″ chain and organza storage bag.