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Chapter 2 Part 2 Eye makeup in Egyptian culture was worn mainly by royalty and leaders. Eyes were thought to protect against illness and were a part of their spiritual beliefs.

Detail, bead-net dress and broad collar whose remains were found during excavations of the tomb of a female interred at Giza during the reign of King Khufu, ca. 2500 BCE. Both pieces were reconstructed by Millicent Jick (1928-2010), a volunteer gallery instructor at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The cylinder and disk beads are Egyptian faience. The pendants on the broad collar are made of gold. Image courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Detail, bead-net dress and broad collar whose remains were found during excavations of the tomb of a female interred at Giza during the reign of King.

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Ankh  also known as key of life, the key of the Nile or crux ansata (Latin meaning "cross with a handle"), was the ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic character that read "life", a triliteral sign for the consonants ꜥ-n-ḫ. Egyptian gods are often portrayed carrying it by its loop, or bearing one in each hand, arms crossed over their chest.

A detailed look into the Egyptian ankh meaning life and immortality. The most common one among the ancient Egyptian symbols, the ankh symbol examined.