Painting person hold an ankh from the Tomb of Ipuy
Detail of a painting in the Tomb of Ipuy, sculptor for Ramesses II, TT 217 at Dayr al-Madina at Luxor. The symbol of eternal life was known in Egyptian as ankh. It was often depicted in the tombs being carried by the gods of the Afterlife. Ankh could also be carried by the people as an amulet, and it remains a very popular symbol to this day.
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