Bottle of water from the River Jordan at the site of the baptism of Christ, collected in March, 1930
Contained in the glass bottle on the right is water collected from the River Jordan at the site were Jesus Christ was believed to have been be baptised by John the Baptist. The account is recorded in the New Testament of the Bible.
Pilgrims visiting this holy area will often collect samples of the water – for its perceived medicinal and health-giving qualities and as a souvenir of their pilgrimage. The bottle is shown here with a similar example (A6034).
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
- Object Number:
- bottle of water
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Loan, Wellcome Trust
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