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  • 10th-century Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    Probably copied in Egypt, this 10th-century Qur’an is written in Eastern kufic script on vellum. The manuscript The desi...

  • A Tantric Ritual Manual

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    This Tibetan Buddhist manuscript provides instructions for tantric meditation practice. These practices include visuali...

  • Biography on the Companions

    Manuscript Created date: 900–999

    This manuscript contains information about the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad and their successors by Abu Ja‘far Muh...

  • Booklet of the Avalokitesvara Sutra

    Booklet, Manuscript Created date: c. 10th century

    This booklet is one of the thousands of copies of the Lotus Sūtra that were found in Dunhuang. The scripture, which is o...

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 10th-12th century

    This beautifully illuminated copy of the Greek Gospels was created in two stages. The text was copied out in the 2nd hal...

  • Cappadocian Gospel lectionary

    Manuscript Created date: 980

    The bishop Stephanos commissioned this Gospel lectionary. It was written in 980 at Ciscissa in Cappadocia. It is laid ou...

  • Carolingian Greek Grammar

    Manuscript Created date: c 900

    A range of different resources were used by Latin scholars in the 8th and 9th centuries to learn Greek. Examples of some...

  • 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...

  • Decorated volume of St Augustine’s writings

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd half of the 10th century

    This collection of three works by the leading theologian of the early Church, St Augustine of Hippo (b. 354, d. 430), wa...

  • 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...

  • Earliest manuscript of Lucian

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    This is the earliest extant manuscript of the Greek author Lucian of Samosata (c. 125-180). It is from the early 10th ce...

  • Gospel lectionary with ekphonetic notation

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    This fine 10th-century Gospel lectionary contains extensive decoration. Along with four full-page portraits of the evang...

  • Gospel-book from Lebanon

    Manuscript Created date: 10th century

    This 10th-century copy of the Gospels in Greek contains fine decorated headpieces at the beginning of each gospel. The v...

  • Guest-Coutts New Testament

    Manuscript Created date: Mid-10th century

    Copied and illuminated in the middle of the 10th century, this manuscript is a remarkable example of book production in...

  • Illustrated Rule of St Benedict

    Manuscript Created date: 4th quarter of the 10th century

    This decorative letter opens the Prologue to the Rule of St Benedict, a very influential book of instructions, which set...