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  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript

    A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Ethiopic Bible

    Manuscript

    Unlike the King James Bible, which contains 66 books, the Ethiopic Bible comprises a total of 84 books and includes some...

  • Ethiopic Four Gospels

    Manuscript

    The Four Gospels in Ge’ez. The Ethiopian Bible, language and script A language of the Semitic branch, Ethiopian employs ...

  • Jain diagram Two and a Half Continents, Adhai-dvip...

    Manuscript, Map

    Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...

  • Rigveda

    Manuscript

    The Rig Veda is one of the oldest and most important texts in the śruti tradition of Hinduism. What is the Rig Veda? Th...

  • Sutras with illustrations on fig leaves

    Manuscript, concertina album

    This is a finely illustrated Chinese manuscript containing two Buddhist sūtras and images painted on leaves. The text Th...

  • Tevaram

    Manuscript

    Manuscript of a compilation of Tamil Saiva bhakti hymns (Tēvāram) from the Tamil bhakti saints of the 6th to 8th centuri...

  • The Bundahishn, or Zoroastrian ‘Primal Creation’

    Manuscript

    The Bundahishn, or ‘Primal Creation’, is a Zoroastrian Pahlavi text on cosmogony and cosmography. What is the manuscrip...

  • The Celestial Rules of the philosopher and religio...

    Manuscript

    An esoteric work by the philosopher and religious leader Azar Kayvan (1533–1618). The work The Dasātīr-i āsmānī (‘celest...

  • The Sukasapati or The seventy-two tales of the par...

    Manuscript

    The manuscript The Śukasapati (The seventy-two tales of the parrot) is a collection of stories originally written in San...