Keywords: male, prophet, Old Testament, legs crossed, gown, old, beard, sitting, holding, facing forward, eyes closed, eyes raised, right foot, arms reaching downward, fingersA seated old man with a long beard rests his hands on an open book perched on his lap. The fingers of both hands are clearly delineated. He faces forward with his eyes raised or closed, although perhaps we are meant to think that he has been reading the book. His legs appear to be crossed at the ankles beneath his long gown; his right foot projects from beneath the gown's hem. He may be an Old Testament prophet.
Keywords: male, angel, wing, gown, standing, arms raised horizontally, facing down, arms restingAn angel with large wings stands behind the bearded patriarch and the tablet. He may be wearing a gown, as indicated by a few etched lines on his chest. His left arm extends behind the old man's head and his left hand would seem to rest on the old man's left shoulder. The angel's right arm extends over the tablet, with his right hand resting on it. His face is turned down slightly; he may be looking at the tablet.
Keywords: tablet, arch, decalogue, tombstone, stoneA tablet, reminiscent of the stone tablets of the decalogue or tombstones, bears the title letters. Its double-arched top suggests two tablets side by side, but no seam appears between them.
Keywords: book, open, pageAn open book rests, rather uneasily, on the old man's lap. It is tilted toward the viewer and thus its pages are clearly visible.
Keywords: plinth, stoneBoth figures and the tablet would seem to be placed on a (stone?) plinth.
Keywords: inscriptionThe title letters are inscribed on a tablet.