Ancient Egyptian Antiquities - key to life - Ancient Egyptian myths & ANTIQUE. Key to life is an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbol that was used in writing and art to represent the word "life" and, therefore, as a symbol of life itself. Its use continued through the Coptic Egyptians who adapted it as the crux ansata which is a version of the Christian cross with a circular ring similar to the ankh ring. The sign has the shape of a cross but with an oval ring in place of the top bar. The origins of the symbol are unknown, although several hypotheses have been proposed.It was used in writing as a triple sign, representing a sequence of three letters A-N-KH. This sequence can be found in many Egyptian words, including the words for "mirror, " "bouquet, " and life. The symbol often appears in physical form and represents life or substances such as air or water. It was especially popular in the hands of the gods, or given by them to the pharaoh, to represent their power to preserve life and revive human souls in the afterlife. It was one of the most common motifs in ancient Egypt and was adopted by neighboring cultures as a work of art. Since the late 20th century, in the Western world, the symbol has come to be used decoratively, as a symbol of African cultural identity, neo-pagan belief systems, and Gothic culture. Unique Valuable Rare Piece Because Of Its Aesthetic And Historical Significance. Height:-17 cm / Width:- 8 cm. Condition/Size/Weight and More: Check Please The Item Specifics. Color May Very Slightly Due To The Color Calibration Of Each Individual Monitor And Light Brightness Concentration During Taking Picture. Please Note : The pictures show the size of the products.