Egyptian Ankh Beaded Necklace - Sold
There is no question that the Egyptians loved shiny, golden, beautiful things. If there were any ancient Egyptians on Etsy, they would be clamoring for this necklace. It is rich in color with tourmaline beads, tourmaline rosary chain and gold plated rectangle beads. two small beaded loops have captured a large vintage brass Ankh.
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".
• Necklace: 22 inches
• Ankh: 3 inches
Each piece arrives beautifully wrapped.
One of a kind and handmade in the Missouri Ozarks.