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  • Shiva with Parvati and Nandi

    Painting

    A painting showing Shiva and Pārvatī seated on the ground with Nandi, Shiva’s vāhana, beside them. The painting dates to...

  • Srinathji surrounded by svarups and attended by pr...

    Watercolour

    This Indian miniature painting shows Krishna in the form of Srinathji being worshipped and attended to by priests. The p...

  • Sufi qawwali performance: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Sound recording

    Live recording of the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, one of the key figures in the performance of qawwali – a form of Sufi ...

  • Sufi teachings, prayers and invocations

    Manuscript

    An 18th-century collection of Sufi teachings, prayers and invocations. A collection of Sufi works This volume is a comp...

  • Sutra for the Illiterate

    Paper folding book

    What is this? This small, folding book contains the text of the Heart Sūtra (in Sanskrit Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya) re...

  • Taymouth Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

    A 14th-century Book of Hours. Books of Hours were popular books of devotion during the late Middle Ages and Renaissanc...

  • Tevaram

    Manuscript

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

  • The Book of Buddha's Names

    Scroll

    This scroll was discovered in Cave 17 (known as the Library Cave) in Dunhaung, China, as such, it is believed that this...

  • The Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    This page of the Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch shows the kind of marginal decoration often painted in Hebrew mediev...

  • The Golden Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The Golden Temple, Amritsar

    Watercolour

    A watercolour painting of the Harimandir or ‘Temple of God’, situated in Amritsar in the Indian Panjab, executed by an a...

  • The Hispano-Moresque Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The Masnavi by Jalal al-Din Rumi

    Manuscript

    An illustrated 16th-century copy of the Mas̱navī-ʼi maʻnavī by Jalāl-al-Dīn Rūmī (d. 1273) The Mas̱navī-ʼi maʻnavī Rumi...

  • The Million Pagoda Charms

    Print, Object

    The Hyakumantō darani or ‘One Million Pagoda Dharani’ are the oldest extant examples of printing in Japan and one of the...

  • Tipu Sultan’s Qur’an

    Manuscript

    Who was Tipu Sultan? Tipu Sultan was the Sultan of Mysore (r. 1782–1799). Known as the ‘Tiger of Mysore’, he is renowned...