An Egyptian necklace "ankh of Osiris" born from the stories of Upper and Lower Egypt.
The ankh (in Egyptian hieroglyphics: ☥) was used by the Egyptians to symbolize the life offered to humans by the animal-headed gods of ancient Egypt's polytheistic religion.
- Stainless steel pendant: quality 316L steel, nobly patinates over time, water resistant
- Resistant pendant: meshed, reinforced and elegant structure
- Chain length: 19.5" (50 cm) | Pendant size: 42.7x25 mm
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An Egyptian ankh necklace
Although the origin of the ankh symbol is unknown, looking at the evolution of Egyptian hieroglyphic writing, it is likely that the "ankh" was linked to the hieroglyphic sign of the words "life" and "long life".
A pendant from ancient Egypt
Three thousand years of ancient Egyptian history seem to hold as many changes as constants. Periods of splendor regularly alternate with periods of more or less pronounced instability.
Over time, however, the life of the pharaonic state seems to become more chaotic. The five centuries of prosperity of the New Kingdom were followed by seven centuries of turmoil. Changes of masters and changes of frontiers follow one another until the advent of the Pax Romana (after the suicide of the last of pharaohs: Cleopatra).