PHOTOS BY CLARA AMIT, ISRAEL ANTIQUITIES AUTHORITY
MOẒA HORSES. These figurines represent two horses. They come from the courtyard of the Moẓa temple and date to the late tenth or early ninth century B.C.E. One horse measures about 6 inches (15 cm) in length, and the other (shown here) is 3 inches (7.5 cm) long. Both were harnessed: The large horse has the feet and left leg of the rider still attached. The small horse has eye blinders and the remains of a pack or rider. Although the large horse’s body is hollow, its head and limbs are solid; the smaller horse is completely solid.