Upper margin: A seated Rabbi, with an open book in front of him.
Along the lower margin: Pharaoh’s daughter, crowned and clad in gold, standing at the riverbank, stretching her elongated right arm out towards the ark (flaked off) placed in the river. She is followed by six maidens.
Inscribed above the ark:
תיבת משה צף על המים/ מפני פחד מלך מצרים
“Moses’ ark floats on the water because of the fear of the king of Egypt.”
Near Pharaoh’s daughter:
ותרד לרחוץ בת פרעה ונערותיה/ ותרא התבה ותשלח את אמת' ותקחה
“Pharaoh’s daughter went down with her maidens to bathe. She saw the ark, stretched out her arm and took it.” (Ex. 2:5)
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