The initial word "הא" (Ha – "This is (the bread of affliction)") is set within a multi-coloured panel depicted in the center of the page. The large square letters are painted gold, and inhabited with scrolls and grotesques. A stork, lion and a wolf are depicted around the letters.
In the right upper margin are a man and three boys sitting around a table set with cups. The head of the seder is lifting a large decorated mazah towards the boys, who are stretching out their hands. Inscribed above the mazah:
"הנערים פושטי(ם) ידיהם לקבל האפיקומן מאביהם."
"The boys stretch out their hands to receive the afikoman from their father."
Below the opening panel, in the lower margin is a man leaning his left arm on a pillow, a woman and two children, all seated around the seder table. The man and the woman, on the right, lift up a golden seder plate, as is customary while reciting this passage. On the left is a brass jug of wine. The scroll above the plate is inscribed:
" הקערה מלפניו עוקרים ובקול רם אומרים."
"One lifts the plate and recites aloud."