The Ankh also known as The Key of Life symbolizes life itself, literally an Egyptian hieroglyphic meaning "eternal life". Through out the ages, many scholars and seekers have sought to understand the true symbolic meaning of the ankh, some say it's strongly connected to the sun. The loop at the top representing the sun rising from the horizon which is represented by the cross bar and the path of the sun represented by the vertical line. Some pertain that the Ankh was also the knot of Isis or connected to the royal Egyptian cartouche and some suggest it depicts a sandal strap. However one understands its significance, the Ankh is truly a symbol of power. This wonderful Egyptian Silver Ankh has been hand made in Egypt with Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli and jasper and comes complete with a velour pouch as pictured. Measures 2.15" long including clasp and 1" wide.