Silver 33x17mm plain solid Ankh or Peace Cross with a curb Chain 20 inchesBritish Jewellery Workshops
<b>Sterling Silver 33x17mm plain solid Ankh or Peace Cross with a curb Chain</b><br><br>
Sterling Silver 33x17mm plain solid ankh or peace cross. Made and hand polished in our Birmingham factory and comes to you carefully prepared in a black leatherette gift box. It is fitted with a 1.3mm wide diamond cut curb chain necklace 20 inches (50cm) long. Please note that weights can vary with handmade or hand polished products, this is an average weight that we would expect the item to weigh.<br>
The ankh, also known as breath of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life", a triliteral sign for the consonants. It represents the concept of eternal life, which is the general meaning of the symbol. The Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest. The ankh appears in hand or in proximity of almost every deity in the Egyptian pantheon (including Pharaohs). Thus it is fairly and widely understood as a symbol of early religious pluralism: all sects believed in a common story of eternal life, and this is the literal meaning of the symbol. This rationale contributed to the adoption of the ankh by New Age mysticism in the 1960s, to mean essentially the same tolerance of diversity of belief and common ethics as in Ancient Egypt.