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It is an Egyptian language hieroglyph determinative used for the Egyptian word swht, "egg". It is also used for the names of goddesses. Goddess Isis uses the egg in her hieroglyphic block.
There are variations of her name block. Cleopatra III uses the egg hieroglyph as part of her name within her cartouche-(see here: ).
- Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, Egg: p. 125.
- Betrò, 1995, Egg: p. 125.
- Betrò, 1995. Hieroglyphics: The Writings of Ancient Egypt, Maria Carmela Betrò, c. 1995, 1996-(English), Abbeville Press Publishers, New York, London, Paris (hardcover, ISBN 0-7892-0232-8)
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