What does the inscription on Chagall's painting White Crucifixion say?

closeup of inscription

Isn't John 19:19 ("Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews") written ישוע הנצרי ומלך היהודים in Hebrew?

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The ישו הנוצרי, Yeshu hanotzri (not Yeshua) part is Hebrew; the rest is Aramaic: מלכא דיהדאי, malkah d'Yahadai.

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