Bottle

Bottle

Materials:

Glass

Dimensions:

H 5.5 in x W 2.25 in x D 1.5 in

Accession Number:

274.81

Credit Line:

Gift. Laurus (Skurla), Metropolitan

Description

Glass bottle with relief image of the Prophet Elijah on front and inscription "Русскiй Ильинскiй скитъ на Афоне" ("Russian Skete of St. Elijah on Mount Athos"); on reverse relief image of the Holy Virgin Mary "Млекопитательница" ("The Milkgiver"). Such bottles were generally used for Holy Water or Holy Oil. This one was brought from Mount Athos by Archbishop Laurus.

History Note

Brought from St. Elijah Skete (Mt. Athos, Greece) by Metropolitan (then Archbishop) Laurus