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  • 9th-century collection of prayers and litanies

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-9th century

    Made in the third quarter of the ninth century, this manuscript contains a collection of devotional texts such as prayer...

  • 9th-century Gospel-book from Tours

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 9th century

    The copying and decoration of this Gospel-book from Tours represent a remarkable artistic achievement. As is characteris...

  • A Chinese-Tibetan manuscript of the Lankavatara Su...

    Manuscript, Concertina Created date: 800–850

    This concertina manuscript contains a Chinese commentary on the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra, with the text of the sūtra also writt...

  • Alcuin's letter collection

    Manuscript Created date: 1st quarter of the 9th century

    This collection of the letters of the Englishman Alcuin of York (b. c. 735, d. 804), is datable to the early ninth centu...

  • Alfred Jewel

    Jewellery Created date: Late 9th century

    The Alfred Jewel is one of the most celebrated objects surviving from Anglo-Saxon England. Inscribed +ÆFLRED MEC HEHT GE...

  • Bodmin manumissions

    Manuscript Created date: 875–1025

    This illuminated gospel-book was copied in Brittany in the last quarter of the 9th century. At some point in the first h...

  • Boethius, De institutione arithmetica with medical...

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-9th century–1st half of the 10th century

    During the Middle Ages, the practice of gathering different texts from various periods in the same manuscript was common...

  • Calculating time

    Manuscript Created date: 1st third of the 9th century–Late 11th century

    This manuscript consists of three books joined together in the medieval period at the Benedictine abbey of Saint-Germain...

  • Chinese Buddhist sutra on indigo-dyed paper

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This fragment of the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra is an early example of the tradition of writing fine manuscripts in metallic...

  • Cicero, De Oratore

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 9th century

    This volume contains De Oratore (On the Orator), a rhetorical treatise by the Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero (b....

  • Coronation Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter 9th century–1st quarter 10th century

    The first king of the English, Æthelstan (reigned 924–939), was a generous patron to churches, granting them relics, lan...

  • Corpus Glossary

    Manuscript Created date: First half of the 9th century

    This early 9th-century manuscript from southern England contains two glossaries for understanding Latin. Latin was the...

  • Decorative copy of the Heart Sutra in Chinese

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This Perfection of Wisdom sūtra, commonly called the Heart Sūtra, expounds the fundamental emptiness of all things. It i...

  • Dioscorides, Liber de virtutibus herbarium

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 9th century

    The Greek physician, Dioscorides (b. c. 40, d. 90), wrote a treatise on the medical properties of plants, animal product...

  • Durham Liber Vitae

    Manuscript Created date: 1st half of the 9th century–1st half of the 16th century

    In the Middle Ages, a ‘Book of life’ — Liber vitae in Latin — was kept by a religious community to commemorate the names...