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Object ID 1890.007
Object Name Relic box
Collection Commemoratives/Souvenirs
Credit line Gift of Mrs. James M. Jones
Year Range from 1853
Year Range to 1861
Description Mahogany relic/souvenir box with key that contains twenty-five interior compartments that hold twelve glass bottles. Each bottle contains a sample of water from various famous rivers, springs, and water sources from around the world, especially the Near East and Holy Land. The contents of each bottle are labeled with the water source and dated (most are badly damaged and now empty). The chest includes water samples from Lebanon (1861), Mount Carmel (1861), the Sea of Galilee (1861), Well of Cana (1861) Dead Sea, Red Sea, Nile, River Jordan, Napoleon's Spring on St. Helena (1853), Ganges, & Copenhagen.
Dimensions H-5.375 W-7 L-12.75 inches
Owned James M. Jones
Subjects Travel
Search Terms Travel
Material Mahogany box; glass bottles