Egyptian Necklace
Ankh of Wood Temple (Steel)

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An Egyptian necklace "ankh of wood temple".

On this steel pendant you can observe the famous ankh cross appearing above the Egyptian traditional writing that we find in temple and pyramids of the Nile valley: the hieroglyphs.

  • 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: 19.5" (50 cm) | Pendant size: 2.7x2.7 cm
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If you are looking for a necklace, reminiscent of the land of the pharaohs, this ankh necklace "black ankh" (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

In ancient times, Egyptians frequently represented the ankh which accompanied the gods because the ankh was the symbol of immortality.
 
Indeed, the key-shaped symbol represented the access to eternal happiness offered by gods to all inhabitants of Egypt. When people carry the ankh, it indicates that they knew that they will have access to the afterlife of Osiris after their life of earth.
  
The ankh can also be found on the seal imprint of the king Hezekiah of Judah found during excavations in the Ophel region (on the south side of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem).
 

A pendant from ancient Egypt

After the death of Ramesses XI in 1078 BC, the pharaoh Smendes took control of northern Egypt from the city of Tanis. The southern part of the country was controlled by the high priests of Amun (located at Thebes) who didn't recognized Smendes as their pharaoh.
 
Later, the Libyan princes took control of the Nile delta under Sheshonq I, thus founding the so-called Libyan or Bubastite dynasty which reigned for about 200 years. Sheshonq I also regained control of southern Egypt by placing members of his family in key clerical positions. The power of the Bubastites diminished as a rival dynasty emerged in the delta at Leontopolis and Kushites threatened the south.
 
Around 727 BC, the Kushite king, Piankhy, invaded northern Egypt and took control of Thebes and of the Nile delta.