Tear bottles were fairly common during Biblical times. This handblown reproduction tear bottle is similar to those made around the time of Christ throughout the Roman Empire. It is slender, approximately 2.5 inches tall and has a hand carved cork stopper. Tear bottles were mentioned in the bible both directly in the Old Testament and possible indirectly in the New Testament. Tear bottles were used to catch your tears and store them. Relics of tear bottles have been found in tombs especially among the wealthy. It is thought that these bottles were filled with tears of mourners. Today, this tear bottle is a fitting gift as a memorial to a loved one. It can hold your tears today and capture your sorrows and grief.
In Psalm 56:8, David prays to God,:
You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?
And in Luke 7:37 where a woman brought ointment to Jesus:
and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears and wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.
It has been speculated among some scholars that the woman emptied her bottle of tears onto his feet and washed them.
The bottle comes inside an organza gift bag with a story card about Tear Bottles. This tear bottle is made by Timeless Traditions.