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  • 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...

  • Moutier-Grandval Bible

    Manuscript Created date: c. 830–840

    A beautifully illustrated pandect, taking its name from the monastery of Moutier-Grandval in the diocese of Basel in Sw...

  • The Ashem Vohu, a Zoroastrian prayer

    Manuscript Created date: 9th century

    This manuscript comes not from India or Iran, the lands associated today with the Zoroastrian religion, but from Dunhuan...