The Egyptians shared their environment with many different beasts, birds, fish and reptiles. These animals would appear on many objects including sculptures, jewellery and hieroglyphics. These animals were thought of as part of the ‘world system’ made by the sun god, and as earthly versions of many gods.
The Ankh could only be carried by kings, queens and gods. It is the Egyptian sign of life and indicates that its holder has the power to give or take life away from lesser mortals.
This Ankh pendant is made from lead-free pewter and is 22ct gold plated and is supplied on a waxed cord. The information card is full colour on the front and has historical information on the reverse.