Medicinal water bottle, Elisha's spring

Made:
1928 in Jericho

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Medicinal water bottle, with contents from Elisha's spring, Jericho, collected March, 1928

In the biblical book of Kings, the prophet Elisha is described as purifying the water of Jericho. Elisha's Spring is the name given to the spring that tradition identifies as the site of this purification.

Details

Category:
Ethnography and Folk Medicine
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A6036
Materials:
bottle, glass, clear and stopper, cork
Measurements:
overall: 175 mm 60 mm, .412 kg
type:
bottle, folk medicine and religion (christianity), christianity, bottle, folk medicine and medicinal water
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust