An original Ancient Egyptian Ankh Hieroglyph Painting 20x20cm.
This is a one off painting with no prints being made.
The Ankh is one of the most recognizable symbols from ancient Egypt, known as “the key of life” or the “cross of life”, and dating from the Early Dynastic Period (c. 3150 – 2613 BCE).
The symbol is an Egyptian hieroglyph for “life” or “breath of life” (`nh = ankh) and, as the Egyptians believed that one’s earthly journey was only part of an eternal life, the ankh symbolizes both mortal existence and the afterlife and was worn by ancient Egyptians as an amulet.
The ankh came into popular usage in Egypt during the Early Dynastic Period with the rise of the cults of Isis and Osiris.
The cult of Osiris became the most popular in Egypt until the cult of Isis – which told the same story and promised the same rewards – dominated it. Osiris continued to be greatly admired but, in time, became a secondary character in the story of his resurrection and rebirth.
In the beginning of the Early Dynastic Period, however, it was the cult of Osiris that was dominant as he was the god who had died and returned to life, thus bringing life to others.
Isis, at this time, was a mother goddess associated with fertility but was soon joined to Osiris as his devoted wife who rescued him after his murder by Set and returned him to life.
As with all things that emerge from the Ginger Witch Cauldron, this Ancient Egyptian Ankh Hieroglyph has been smudged and cleansed with an incense and smudging blend created in the cauldron its-self, to imbue it with positivity, peace and a sense of stillness. Every creation from Ginger Witchcrafting sits in this calm ritual space until the very last wisps of smudging magic have passed.
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Information about the Ankh is from https://www.ancient.eu/Ankh/ on 17th February 2021 at 23.15.