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 left is water collected from the River Jordan at the site were Jesus Christ was believed to have been 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 as a souvenir of their pilgrimage. The bottle is shown here with a similar example (A6033).
- Ethnography and Folk Medicine
- Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
- Object Number:
- bottle, folk medicine and religion (christianity), christianity, bottle, folk medicine and medicinal water
- furnishing and equipment
- container - receptacle
- Loan, Wellcome Trust