noun Egyptian Art.

  1. a tau cross with a loop at the top, used as a symbol of generation or enduring life.


  1. a tau cross with a loop on the top, symbolizing eternal life: often appearing in Egyptian personal names, such as TutankhamenAlso called: ansate cross, crux ansata

tau cross with an oval at the top, Egyptian symbol of life, 1873, from Egyptian ankh, literally “life, soul.” Also known as crux ansata.

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