only Kings, Queens and Gods were allowed to carry this symbol. the ankh is the Egyptian sign of life and indicates that the King or God holding it has the power to give life or take it away from lesser mortals
Amenhotep III was the ninth Faroah of the dynasty. He ruled over an era which was the most artistic in Kmt history, and at the height of its international power. Amenhotep III ruled for 39 years and was known as the 'Magnificent'.
Gilded Wood Detail of the goddess Selket, the goddess of healing poisonous stings and bites in Egyptian mythology, originally the deification of the scorpion. From the tomb of Tutankhamun, Reign: BC. New Kingdom, Dynasty.