The Egyptian ankh is the symbol of life and hope. The divine giant snake Apep is the symbol of destruction and evil. This necklace "Apep-ankh" is a complete paradox!
- Stainless steel pendant: quality 316L steel, nobly patinates over time, water resistant
- Resistant pendant: meshed, reinforced and elegant structure
- Chain length: 21.5" (55 cm) | Pendant size: 52x25 mm | Weight: ~21 gr
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An Egyptian ankh necklace
The ankh is the Egyptian symbol of life offered by the Sun Aten. The solar disk Aten (the main deity under the reign of pharaoh Akhenaten who belonged to 18th dynasty of Egyptian kings) was represented as a solar disk which held in his numerous hands some ankh symbols.
The meaning of this sign and its form have long been controversial among Egyptologists. This gives birth to many theories about the ankh origins and meanings.
A pendant from ancient Egypt
From 1580 to 1085 BC, Egypt is in the period called "Egyptian New Empire".
During this antique period, the combined efforts of three Theban kings (Seqenenre Tao, Kamose, and Ahmose I) are necessary to drive the Hyksos invaders out of Egypt.
The ensuing revival led to the apogee of Egyptian power. Its influence extends and its culture radiates to the borders of Mesopotamia. The arts became highly refined, the temples of Karnak and Luxor were enlarged and the sumptuous tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Abu Simbel were built.