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Ancient Egyptian Ankh - Sacred Golden Cross over White Leather
Digital Art - Digital Painting
Introducing 'Treasures of Egypt' Collection by Serge Averbukh, showcasing convergent media paintings of various ancient Egyptian artifacts and symbols. Here you will find pieces featuring An Ancient Egyptian Sacred Cross Ankh - The Key of Life over White Leather.
The Ankh was also known as Key of Life, breath of life, the Key of the Nile or Crux Ansata. It was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read �eternal life�. Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.
The ankh appears frequently in Egyptian tomb paintings and other art, often at the fingertips of a god or goddess in images that represent the deities of the afterlife conferring the gift of life on the dead person's mummy; this is thought to symbolize the act of conception. Additionally, an ankh was often carried by Egyptians as an amulet, either alone, or in connection with two other hieroglyphs that mean "strength" and "health". The ankh was almost never drawn in silver; as a sun-symbol, the Egyptians almost invariably crafted important examples of it (for tombs or other purposes) from the metal they most associated with the sun, gold.
October 10th, 2016
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