“Dan will judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel. Dan will be a serpent by the way, an adder by the path which bites the horse's heel, and his rider falls backward.” – Genesis 49:16,17

The word “dan” is the verb to judge in Hebrew. The Hebrew text reads: “Dan will be a snake.” The rider on the white horse is one of the artists in Gezer, an ancient site in Israel. It depicts the horse and rider a moment before the prophesied mishap.

The bowl is 15 inches in diameter and 5 ½ inches high.