Cols 3-4: The bearded Ahasuerus sits on his throne on a platform on the right of the upper panel. He holds a scepter and points with his right hand to a man, probably Memucan, who stands before him (Es. 1:13-20). Six other men stand before the king and a soldier holding a shield stands behind the throne. On the left of the panel, two men on horseback gallop towards a city (Es. 1:21-23).
At the center of the lower panel the bearded Hegai leads Esther and her seven maidens into the arched doorway of the women's building on the right. A carriage drawn by two horses can be seen in the background on the left (Es. 2: 8-9).
Cols 5-6:The bearded Ahasuerus sits under a baldoquin within an arched hall at the center of the uppper panel. He and the eight chamberlains who accompany him all wears a turbans. The chamberlains sit on benches flanking Ahasuerus, four on either side Esther, clothed in red, kneels before the king and her four maidens stand behind her. The foremost maiden holds her long veil (Es. 2:17).
Mordecai stands by the arched gate of the king's palace on the right side of the lower panel, speaking with Bigthan and Teresh who stand before him (Es. 2:21). The bearded Ahasuerus sits under a baldoquin in an arched room on the left side of the panel, holding a scepter in his right hand. He presents a ring to Haman who stands before him, stretching out his right hand (Es. 3:10). A guard stands behind the king's throne.