Bottle of water from the River Jordan

Made:
1920-1930 in Jordan
maker:
Unknown

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Left hand side - A6034, Bottle of water from the River Jordan at the site of the baptism of Christ, collected in March,
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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).

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Object Number:
A6034
Materials:
bottle, glass, clear, stopper, cork
type:
bottle, folk medicine, religion (christianity), christianity, bottle, folk medicine, medicinal water
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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