The Ankh is a symbol used frequently in Ancient Egyptian art, representing eternal life. Gods and goddesses were often depicted carrying Ankhs and using them in ceremonies involving the transition into the afterlife, therefore it is considered to be both a symbol of immortality and a key to the eternal realms.
Horemhab as a Scribe of the King Period: New Kingdom Dynasty: Dynasty 18 Reign: reign of Tutankhamun or Aya Date: ca. 1336â1323 B.C. Geography: From Egypt, Memphite Region, Memphis (Mit Rahina), Temple of Ptah (?), said to be from a hole among palm trees Medium: Granodiorite Dimensions: h. 113 cm (44 1/2 in); w. 71 cm (27 15/16 in); d. 55.5 cm (21 7/8 in) Accession Number: 23.10.1