The Classic Ankh
In the words of Thomas Inman, published in 1869:
“It is by Egyptologists called the symbol of life.
It is also called the “handled cross”,
or crux ansata.
It represents the male triad and the female unit,
under a decent form.
There are few symbols more commonly met
with in Egyptian art.
In some remarkable sculptures,
where the sun’s rays are represented as terminate as hands,
the offerings which these bring are many a crux ansata,
emblematic of the truth that a fruitful union
is a gift from the deity.”
I have re-created the classic shape of the Ankh for my line of jewelry.
A classic rendering of an ancient Egyptian symbol
of the tenacity of life.
Very strong and solid.
Texture is smooth yet holds the feeling of a relic.
To get yours, please visit my Classic Ankh Page.
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