The lintel is inscribed and decorated with a central wreath flanked by two eagles. The wreath is tied with an Hercules knot formed by two snakes: their heads at the top of the wreath. The tailes of the snakes are hold in the beaks of the flanking eagles. The Hebrew inscription reads as follow:
זה בית מדרשו שלרבי אליעזר הקפר
(This is the beit midrash of Rabbi Eliezer Ha-Kappar).