Fol. 174v: The initial word שושן is written within a panel framed by a narrow black and red leaves. At the four corners of the frame are four large red and white flowers. From the centre of the lower part of the frame emerges a tree with green leaves and small rouned red flowers and springs. The tree is filling the background, its scroll like brances framing the word enclosing two coloured bird at the top centre. Each arm of each letter is filled with an animal. Within the three vertical arms of the ? are an unidentified animal against a green background framed by red. A rampant lion against a checqued purple background surrouned by yellow and a rampant deer against a yellow background surrouned by re. Within the lower arm, against a purple background is a winged dragon biting its flesh, a scarf ??? on its neck. In the centre of two of the vertical arms are two rossettes one toping a leaf. In the vertical arm of the is a rabbit against a checqued green background. In its centre is a rossette toping an elongated leaf within the vertical arm. Within the three vertical arms of the second ? are a dragon against a purple background, a unicorn against a checqued yellow background and a rampant deer against green background surrounded by red. Within the lower arm, against a red background is a winged dragon, its tail adorned with leaves, a leaf emerges from its mouth. Within the upper part of the is a rampant lion against a checqued purple backgroun. A rossette devide between the upper part and the lower part, within which is a grotesque smiling mask.
| Ulm ?
D | Dragon
R | Rabbit (See also Hare)
U | Unicorn
D | Deer
M | Mask
A | Atonement, Day of (Yom Kippur) | Rose of the Valley
L | Lion | Lion rampant
O | Ornamentation: | Initial word, framed | Initial word panel (Not used; see: Initial word panel, Illustrative, Initial word panel, decorative)
O | Ornamentation: | Foliate and floral ornaments
O | Ornamentation: | Decorated letters in spared ground technique
B | Bird | Bird pecking flowers