Cross: Ankh

Ankh (Accepted)

Ankh (SFPP)

The “ankh” may also be blazoned a “crux ansata” (literally “a cross with a handle”).  It was an ancient Egyptian symbol of life.  No period heraldic examples of its use have been found; the use of the ankh is deemed a step from period practice.

Mary the Melodious Lady of Flanders bears:  Gyronny ermine and vert, a crux ansata Or.

Anne the Merciful bears:  Per chevron azure and vert, a crux ansata argent.

Katriona Silverswan bears:  Per pale azure and argent, an ankh counterchanged.

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