Opening decoration: The scroll opens with a panel containing several narrative scenes from the Esther story. In the central part of the upper register, the royal couple seated on the throne with a canopy that is placed on a pedestal is represented. The king and the queen are accompanied by courtiers; on the right, the princes of Media and Persia are standing (Es. 1:14) and on the left, there are Esther's maidservants (Es. 2:9). In a rectangular panel, directly below, the Hebrew words ברכת מגילה - "blessings for the Megillah"; their outlines are printed but they are decorated by hand with a pen and brown ink. Below, there are three rectangular frames: the central panel contains the benedictions recited before the Megillah reading that is also decorated by hand, the panel on the right shows the chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, hanging on two gallows (Es. 2:23), whereas the one on the left depicts Haman and his sons hanging on three gallows (Es. 7:10 and Es. 9:14 or Es. 9:25). The lowest register contains three episodes that are (from right to left): Mordecai receiving the clothes from Hatach (Es. 4:4), Haman leads Mordecai through the streets of Susa (Es. 6:11), Esther and Mordecai write letters instructing the Jews to observe Purim (Es. 9:29).
Text column no. 1 (sheet 1): The initial word of the Megillah (ויהי) is highlighted by its large hand-drawn letters. Every one of them is placed in a separate frame that is filled with foliate motifs and the letter ה is additionally decorated with a vase. In the upper margin, above the column, a medallion with a bust of the king flanked by acanthus leaves is depicted. In the lower margin, in the first frame, six men seated at a round laid table are shown. On either side of the table, servants are visible.
In the octagons separating the frames are depicted (from right to left): 1) a mask, 2) a (palace?) garden with a fountain.