- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Finish: Polished
- Slightly more than 3/4 inch tall (w/o hanger) x 3/8 inch wide (20 x 10mm)
- Chain: 18 inch (45cm)
- Item number: wh303
The ancient Egyptian hieroglyph known as Ankh symbolizes 'Life' and 'Eternal Life'.
It was one of the most popular and widespread symbols in ancient Egypt and is found repeatedly in their wall art, carvings, pottery and other artifacts.
It was closely associated with their gods, who were often depicted carrying the Ankh by its handle - Ankh is also known by the term 'crux ansata', which is Latin for 'cross with a handle'.
This necklace is a straightforward and unadorned representation of the Ankh, relying on its distinctive shape and given a smooth polished finish to create an elegantly poetic symbol.