Fol. 19: A large decorated initial word by Scribe A in the upper half of the text page opening the musaf
prayers for the first day of the New Year. The initial word of the qerovah (אפד (מאז לשפט (ofad; Davidson
1924-33, א 7106) is written in three display letters (stem height65 mm; 6 lines), each coloured in red, green
and yellow ochre respectively, and decorated with dragons, winged hybrids and rosettes in the stems of letters, all executed in spared-ground technique. The letters are surrounded by wrigglework ending on the left serif of
the aleph in a dog's head. Two entwined dragons, a dog and a hybrid decorate the aleph. Two ferocious winged dragons decorate the peh and dalet, and within the roof of the peh is a winged hybrid with a bearded face and a red crown.