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Alexander Pope’s version of The Iliad – Homer’s Greek epic poem – was drafted on scraps of paper, often using the back...
Etching, Engraving, View
It was common practice in early modern printmaking to repurpose existing engravings. This print of the inner courtyard o...
Image, Manuscript, Illustration
This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...
A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...
An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...
The İnşā’-i a‘là belongs to a common genre of literature in the Ottoman Empire called münşeat. These works includ...
Greek colonists took the alphabet to Italy, where the Etruscans changed it to suit their needs. These 16th-century notes...
Pen and ink
This ink drawing in the King’s Topographical Collection depicts a small statue of the Roman god Mercury found in Colches...
The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...
Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...
This remarkable collection of letters comprises the correspondence between Daniel Defoe and Robert Harley, first Earl o...
These letters record the friendship between two of the most celebrated authors of the 18th century – John Gay and Jonath...
A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...
An 18th-century registry of circumcisions, including instructions for the service. Circumcision in Judaism Circumcision...