Whatever the origins of the ankh hieroglyph, its meaning is clearly as a symbol of life. When a powerful symbol such as this one is worn or carried about the person it becomes an amulet. Usually carried for protection from evil and illness, amulet charms were also used in different cultures and throughout history to bring good fortune, friendship, fertility or even love. These modern amulets have been designed for their tactile quality, with contemporary designs remembering the symbolism and wisdom of the ancients.
The ankh is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph, meaning 'life'. (Pictured with Ankh Necklace) Sterling Silver, 1/2" wide x 1/2" long
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