You shall count for yourselves from the morrow of the rest day, from the day you bring the omer as a wave offering, seven weeks; they shall be complete. You shall count until the day after the seventh week, [namely,] the fiftieth day, [on which] you shall bring a new meal offering to the L‑rd. (Leviticus 23:15–16)

In the painting, the seven-week progression from Passover until Shavuot (known as Counting the Omer) is symbolized by seven pairs of white candles. This represents the time the Jews spent in the desert after leaving Egypt until receiving the Torah on Mount Sinai. The painting is filled with golden light, which emits a feeling of tranquility. The movement of the people streaming towards a mountain is suggested in the background.

The holiday of Shavuot not only marks the conclusion of the weeks of counting the Omer, but also celebrates the wheat harvest. When the holy Temple stood, the people thronged towards Jerusalem (suggested in the painting by the arches) bringing the first offering from the new wheat crop. The painting captures the radiance of the multitude of people moving though fields of golden grain to celebrate Shavuot.