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Statue of Senusret I
Osiride statue of king Senusret I holding the ankh in both hands crossed over his chest, from Karnak.
Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, reign of Senusret I, ca. 1971-1926 BC.
Now in the Luxor Museum.
detail from a granite statue of the Goddess Iunyt enthroned holding the ‘Ankh’ (Life); dated to the reign of King Amenhotep III, ca. 1390–1352 BCE. Now in the Luxor Museum
Amenhotep II receives the ankh
Relief depicting Amenhotep II receives the ankh, key of life from Osiris, detail of a painting on a pillar and with stellar ceiling from the Tomb of Amenhotep II (KV35). Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.
the God Ptah-Sokar represented holding the combined ‘Djed’-‘Ankh’-‘Uas’ scepter.
Detail from the chapel of Sokar in the “Great Temple” of King Sethi I at Abydos
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The pharaoh is received by the gods
Anubis, the jackal-headed god of the dead, gives Thutmose IV an Ankh (”key of life”), detail of a wall painting from the Tomb of Thutmose IV (KV34). New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty, ca. 1404-1391 BC. Valley of the Kings, West Thebes.
Detail of a wall carving depicting the Ankh (“Symbol of Life”). The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahari, West Thebes.
The key to the door of the temple at Abu Simbel, Egypt.
Ankh, also called the Egyptian cross was a symbol of life itself.
The Ankh represented eternal life.
It signified wisdom and insight on the highest level and it was also a fertility symbol.
The ankh was widely used as an amulet in Ancient Egypt.
The Ankh was the Ultimate Gift of Life
Many reliefs in Ancient Egyptian temples show scenes where the king is offered the ankh by the gods.
This symbolized the divine bestowal of eternal life
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From the Tomb of Sithathoriunet
(BSA Tomb 8), funerary complex of Senusret II at El Lahun. Excavated by Petrie at Lahun under the sponsorship of the British School of Archaeology in Egypt, 1914.
Gold, carnelian and glass paste. Middle Kingdom, 12th Dynasty, reign of Senwosret II-Amenemhat III, ca. 1887-1813 BC. Now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.