Egyptian Ankh Box

Egyptian Ankh Box
Item# PT7732

Product Description

-hand painted cast resin

-6" long by 3" wide by 2" high

-black flocked lining

-raised scarab motif on lid, carved hieroglyphics on sides

-antique gold color with black and red details

This little box has the unusual shape of an Egyptian ankh.The quality of the casting of this figurine is excellent, with good detail, and the cold cast resin has a natural sheen and weight and will blend well with authentic and more expensive antique pieces. The ankh was the Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "eternal life." The ankh appears frequently in Egyptian tomb paintings and other art, often at the fingertips of a god or goddess in images that represent the deities of the afterlife conferring the gift of life; this is thought to symbolize the act of conception. An ankh was often carried by Egyptians as an amulet, either alone, or in connection with two other hieroglyphs that mean "strength" and "health." (some information adapted from Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)