This painting depicts Enkidu on his death bed. The dark and dull colors of it represent the sadness of Gilgamesh. The color white shows the little hope that Gilgamesh still has. With the little hint of hope Gilgamesh sets out to find immortality. However, before he leaves he mourns for his friend Enkidu.
Gilgamesh states on page 66, "'[I shall lay you out on a magnificent bed,][I shall lay you out] on a bed [of honour.] I shall place you [on my left, on a seat of repose;] the rulers of the underworld [will all kiss your feet.] 'The people [of Uruk] I shall have mourn [and lament you,] the thriving people [I shall fill full of woe for you.] After you are gone [my hair will be matted in mourning,] clad in the skin of [a lion I shall wander] the wild'".