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Solid sterling silver Ankh cross including chain

Solid sterling silver Ankh cross including chain

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Regular price $140.00 USD
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Solid sterling silver

Ankh cross

Chain included

Height - 20 mm

Width - 13 mm

Gift Box Included

A beautiful sterling silver solid diamond cut Ankh cross, with a diamond cut engraved pattern etched on the front of it, coming on a solid sterling silver curb chain

It comes with a solid sterling silver curb chain of varying lengths

That can be the perfect gift for an Anniversary present, a Birthday present or simply a naughty treat for yourself, coming in a lovely presentation gift box and with free delivery

Measuring 25 mm in height

Measuring 18 mm in width

Made in shimmering solid 925 sterling silver that will shine and sparkle in the light as it reflects from the the silver metal of the solid cross

A a perfect size for everyday wear, with it’s delicate diamond cut pattern adds a touch of sparkle and elegance

Created by Africans long ago, the Ankh is said to be the first or original style of cross

Available in chan lengths 16 -24 inches

 

About the Ankh :

The ankh and the Christian cross are both cross-shaped symbols with deep religious significance, but they have distinct origins and meanings

The Ankh

The ankh, also known as the "key of life" or the "key of the Nile," is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyph that represents life, immortality, and well-being. It was often depicted in the hands of gods and pharaohs, symbolizing their power to bestow eternal life and protect the soul in the afterlife. The ankh's shape is believed to derive from a combination of a sandal strap and a woman's girdle, reflecting its association with fertility and the feminine principle

The Christian Cross

The Christian cross is a symbol of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the central event of Christianity. It represents Jesus' sacrifice for humanity's sins and his triumph over death. The cross is also seen as a symbol of hope, redemption, and salvation

Similarities and Differences

While both the ankh and the Christian cross share a cross-shaped design, they differ in their origins, meanings, and cultural contexts. The ankh is an ancient Egyptian symbol of life and immortality, while the Christian cross is a symbol of Jesus' crucifixion and redemption

The ankh was widely used in ancient Egypt, appearing in artwork, jewelry, and religious objects. It was seen as a powerful talisman and a symbol of divine favor. The Christian cross, on the other hand, emerged as a symbol of Christianity in the early centuries AD and gradually became the most recognizable symbol of the faith

Modern Interpretations

In modern times, both the ankh and the Christian cross have been adopted by various cultures and subcultures, often taking on new meanings and interpretations. The ankh has been appropriated by African American and Afrocentric movements as a symbol of cultural identity and connection to African heritage. It has also been adopted by some Neopagan and New Age spiritualities as a symbol of life, spirituality, and the interconnectedness of all things

The Christian cross, while still a central symbol of Christianity, has also been used in secular contexts, such as jewelry, fashion, and art. It can represent a variety of things, including faith, hope, love, and remembrance

Conclusion

While both the ankh and the Christian cross are cross-shaped symbols with significant religious connotations, they have distinct origins, meanings, and cultural associations. The ankh is an ancient Egyptian symbol of life and immortality, while the Christian cross is a symbol of Jesus' crucifixion and redemption. Both symbols have evolved over time and taken on new meanings in different cultures and contexts

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