Appearance: The figure shown with outstretched and upraised arms represents the pose of worship and adoration adopted by the ancient Egyptians. The gesture was made before all images of the gods as well as by people approaching the king.
In painted scenes, figures are shown in exactly the same manner as in the hieroglyph with apparently one arm held further forward than the other. However, in statues it can be seen that the correct pose is to hold both arms the same distance from the body.
Meaning: The dua hieroglyph portrayed the concept of praise, worship, adoration and respect.