Img. ID: 1427
Fourth illustration. The picture illustrates the book of Ruth 2:5. It represents Ruth kneeling, picking spikes at the foreground. Ruth, wearing a green robe, is holding the spikes with her left arm and cutting others with the right one. Behind her, black-bearded Boaz is seated on his donkey , wearing a gray-orange robe and a green head cover, while talking to his servant. Boaz gestures with wonder: "who is this girl?" The black-bearded servant, standing beside Boaz with a dog is seen from the back, wearing a green robe and a kaffia. Reapers are seen at the background, reaping in the fields. The city of Beth-Lehem is seen at the far background. The text is written in Hebrew block, blue letters on a green background, below the illustration. "ויאמר בועז לנערו הניצב על הקוצרים למי הנערה הזאת" "Then said Boaz unto his servant that was over the reapers, whose damsel is this?" Below the verse a brown prey bird is depicted on the left and a green peacock on the right on a vegetal background. the illustration is framed by birds and spikes intermittently at the top and the sides of the picture.