Decorated initial word panel, lotus flower: As usual both Evronot books begin with the divine commandment to study the calculations of the seasons, lunations and constellations.(צוה הקב"ה לחשוב תקופות ומולדות ומזלות)
In MS I:3 (fig. 1) the initial word “Ziva” (צוה, He commanded) is written in brown ink in spared-ground display script enclosed within an green oval frame decorated with blue and red undulating bands and yellow ochre squares in the four corners. Two gold roundels denote the end of a section.