There is no hieroglyph for the word "progress" because the very idea of progress didn't exist.
With the handle lengthened (86) and turned forward, this became the plough (87 is the hieroglyph, 88 the drawing, of a plough); this was always sloping, and never the upright post of the Italic type.
In the Saite period accordingly the figure of the sphinx was used as a hieroglyph for neb, " master," "lord."
She was of human form, in early times distinguished only by the hieroglyph of her name upon her head.
- Temple Chamber, with richly carved wall facing and hieroglyph groups beneath the plinth.