Ankh Key - BRASS
This Article is made of Brass starting from our study of the graphic design of the Symbol. Created from metal using precision laser cutting, it is subsequently brushed and polished by hand. The obtained finishing enhances the reflections on the surface. The Brass of the article is left to Natural, without superficial isolation treatments, in order to benefit from all its properties.
The article is furnished with the Geometria Sacra package with a non-woven envelope: made of a scratch-resistant material to protect the article, it has a re-closable opening that makes it perfect to be used again later. Inside the package, there is a "small meaning" with the personalized graphic symbol of the article and a brief description.
The Symbol comes with our Certificate of Authenticity: signed in the original by the author, certifies the authenticity of the Geometria Sacra article and it's 100% Made in Italy.
Famous for being one of the most popular symbols of ancient Egypt with the meaning of Life and Eternity, was often used combined with two other symbols in the maxim: "Life, Prosperity, and Health", Ankh - Wedja - Seneb. Also called Key of Life or Cross of Life, it has come to us in different variants but always bringing the same energies and values of hope, union, well-being, and life. The highest part, formed by one of the most recurring figures of Sacred Geometry is the Circular section. The circle represents the All, the Perfection, the Completeness, the Divine's Plan. This figure is rested and joined on the horizontal arm of the Tao symbolizing the material world where mankind exist. The union of these two previous parts continue on the vertical arm of T. This last element is "the product of the Divine force that enlivens the matters" (Giovanni Grasso) and it supports the above two entities. The exact proportions of Tao are very important: the union of the two ends of the horizontal axis and the tip at the bottom of the vertical axis, make exactly an Equilateral Triangle. The triangle has been for ages an important symbol for mankind, Like the Trinity of Reality or the Link between Men with the Divine. As all the sacred geometries, even The Ankh key can be easily found in Nature, both in the micro and in the macro. A curious example, very close to us, is visible in the " Willis's Polygon or Circle". It is an arterial anastomosis system placed at the base of our skull and is formed by the encounter of some big arteries that closely remind the Ankh Key. Another example in nature is visible in the images of the Terrestrial magnetic field deformed by the solar wind: the field lines draw a very close figure to the Ankh's representation. Composed by two main elements, the circle and The Tao, Ankh has a relatively simple geometric construction, but its own proportions are very precise, and each dimension is created in relation to the others ones. As Giovanni Grasso writes in his study, "The Power Of the Symbol", the whole Ankh figure is inscribed in a perfect Rectangle with Golden Proportion. The horizontal arm of the Key is drawn at a precise height: it is the base of an Equilateral triangle with the main vertex oriented downwards and coincident with the lower edge of the golden rectangle. Above this horizontal axis of the Ankh, we finally find the circular part that conforms its diameter to be completely inscribed in the same rectangle. In this way, the circumference becomes lightly elliptical and not perfectly rounded. Another very important thing is the thickness of the Two "arms" of the Tao: it isn't the same throughout their length but becomes bigger by moving away from the center of the Key, which is located at the meeting point between the circumference and The T. The oldest traces of representations or Artifacts with the shape of the Ankh date back to predynastic Egypt, about 5170 years ago. We find it depicted in many Egyptian tombs, not only Pharaohs's ones. Ankh was given in gift by different gods to the with the meaning of Eternal Life. In many scriptures and painted representations, this symbol was also used as a real amulet and instrument, held in the hand with the fingers inside the circle. His traces go through history even in the Roman culture where he was represented and used as a symbol of Fertility. It remains a symbol known and widely spread today in many Modern and diverse cultures. We also know about an ancient practical use: Ankh was crafted with a mirror in the upper circle, and the most famous one was found in Tutankhamon's tomb. In the Egyptian culture, life on earth was considered the Mirror of the World Beyond, and the mirror itself was considered an object capable of hiding mystical meanings. For example during the Lantern Festival in Honor of Neith goddess, oil lanterns were lit up all night creating the mirror image of the Heavens on Earth, by reflecting the stars of the sky.
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