When you come into the land...You shall take of the first fruit of the land...and put it in a basket, and you shall go to the place which the L-rd your G‑d will choose...You will rejoice in all the good that G‑d has granted ​you. (Deuteronomy 26:1-2,11)

The picturesque description of the "bikurim" rites of the first fruits is portrayed in a simple palette of primary color. The "first fruits" were gathered into simple baskets and brought up to Jerusalem accompanied by music and song, gratitude and​ ​​great joy. An ox, with its horns plated in gold and a wreath of olives leaves on its head, walked before them. When the pilgrims reached the Temple Mount they lifted their baskets and recited psalms of praise. The rich blue tones which predominate the canvas symbolize the innate spiritual nature of the offering - an act of elevating and celebrating physical bounty as a gift from G‑d.