This decorative flask contains special pure olive oil from the holy land scented with fragrances that conjure up the beauty and purity of Jerusalem. This particular flask is termed "Ruth", after the Biblical personality of Ruth who sought to shelter under the divine presence. The perfumed flask is hand painted and undergoes traditional manual antiquing and oven firing to achieve the special tints of ancient glass. Anointing by oil is also practiced in some churches in blessing the sick. The New Testament records that oil was applied to the sick, and also to wounds (Mark 6:13; James 5:14). Unction is another term for anointing. The oil may be called chrism. The oil was used to anoint the vessels of the Tabernacle 30:26 and the High Priest, and is traditionally regarded as the oil used by prophets to anoint Saul, David, and other kings of ancient Israel. Anointing thus expresses the desire to become as one with the holy spirit, and to be guided from heaven in all one's actions.