The Greek name Theodosia is derived from "God" and "giving". The violets are a symbol for innocence. The scarab beetle is a symbol for resurrection. Stone carved scarabs were often laid upon mummies hearts; they carry a passage from the book of the dead in which the heart is called upon not to speak badly of the deceased person at the judgement of the dead. These symbols, along with the gesture of the figure and her expression, should give this artwork's audience plenty to put together.