Horse and Rider Clay Figurine Iron Age II


Ceramic Figurine – Idol from the time of Hezekiah.

  • First Temple Period figurine.
  • Horse and rider.
  • Time of Hezekiah.
  • Certificate of authenticity.
  • Shipped from Jerusalem.

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Judean Horse and Rider Figurine Clay Statue

During the first temple period, the Israelites ignored the God’s commandment to have no other gods. They began worshiping many of the local Canaanite deities. Not only did they worship at pagan temples, but they brought idols into their own homes. During this time, some of the kings of Judah encouraged the people in their idolatry, while others, such as Josiah and Hezekiah, sought to lead the people back to the worship of the true God.

This clay horse and rider figurine is an example of the type of statue found in Judean homes from the Iron Age II (1000–586 BC). Archaeologists are not sure whether these figurines represent false gods or whether they are talismans representing idealized versions of their owners. One way or the other, they certainly represent idolatry in the home during this period.

Because of the idolatry of the people of Judah, God sent the Babylonians to conquer their land and take them captive to Babylon. There they stayed for 70 years while Jerusalem lay in ruins. From his place in captivity, Nehemiah prayed to God, reminding Him of His promises:

“Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, saying, ‘If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples, but if you return to me and keep my commandments … from there I will gather them and bring them in to the place that I have chosen, to make my name dwell there.'” – Nehemiah 1:8–9

God made a way for the captives to return to Jerusalem and to rebuild the temple and the city. This figurine is a reminder that God is faithful even when His people are not.

● Height: 5″ / 12cm.
● Length: 7″ / 18 cm.

Antiquities from the land of the Bible are great investments and teaching tools. They bring the Bible to life in a tangible way, connecting the stories of the Bible with real artifacts that illuminate the text.

Comes with a certificate of authenticity and all required documents for export approval.

Shipped direct from Jerusalem.

Zak’s Antiquities is the website of Zak’s fine art and antiquities. Located on the Christian Quarter road in Jerusalem’s Old City. The shop began in 1964 and has remained as a family owned and operated business till this day. For the past 50 years Zak’s Antiquities has sold ancient coins, antiquities and art authentic to Israel and Jerusalem.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg


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