Egyptian Necklace
Ankh of Virtue (Steel)

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A steel Egyptian pendant "ankh of Virtue" fruit of the distant fables of the civilization of Osiris and Anubis.

The ankh is one of the most famous antique symbols of ancient Egypt. This Egyptian cross represents the words "life" and "mirror" in the ancient hieroglyphic writing of this civilization (however, the origin of its cross shape has never been explained).

  • Stainless steel pendant: quality 316L steel, nobly patinates over time, water resistant
  • Resistant pendant: meshed, reinforced and elegant structure
  • Very agreeable to wear
  • Chain length: 23.5" (60 cm)
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If you are looking for a necklace, reminiscent of the land of the pharaohs, this ankh necklace "ankh of might" (steel) could be a great choice! If not, you can also visit our complete collection of ankh necklaces to see all the models with this cross-shaped emblem of ancient Egypt.

If you are not interested in this type of symbol, you can discover all our Egyptian necklaces. If you want even more choices, don't hesitate to have a look at the rings, bracelets and necklaces which compose our Egyptian jewelry.

Wepwawet Anubis pharaoh Narmer Anput (Middle and New kingdom)

 

An Egyptian ankh necklace

Many Egyptologists have hypothesized that the ankh is a symbolic representation of the sunrise. The upper part of the ankh would be a circle symbolizing the Sun that has just risen from the horizon represented by the horizontal line. The vertical section below the horizontal line would symbolize the path of the Sun in the sky.
 

A pendant from ancient Egypt

At the beginning of the Thinite period, around 3150 BC, the first dynastic pharaohs from the south (of Upper Egypt) consolidated their control over Lower Egypt by establishing their capital at Memphis.
 
In Memphis, they earned the ability to control labor and agriculture in the fertile delta region, as well as trade routes to the Levant that were both strategic and lucrative.
 
The growing wealth and power of the pharaohs during the Thinite period is reflected in their elaborate mastaba and the presence of many deities' cult structures in Abydos that served to celebrate the deified pharaoh after his passage into the afterlife.
 
The strong institution of royalty developed by the pharaohs served to legitimize state control over land, labor, and resources that were essential to the survival and growth of ancient Egyptian civilization.