The ankh is the Egyptian hieroglyph representing the NH ˁ word, which means "life." It is an attribute of the Egyptian gods that can keep the loop, or wear one in each hand, arms crossed over the chest. This symbol was called crux ansata Latin ("ankh")
The Decorative ornament plate shown left has typical Egyptian style patterns. The vulture, scarab beetle, fanned wings and lotus flowers are seen as often as the cobra featured on the coffin lower down the page.