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  • Dharanis transcribed in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian...

    Woodblock printed sheet

    A multi-volume anthology of dhāraṇīs, transliterated in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian and Tibetan. The Anthology The Qing...

  • Drawings demonstrating yoga poses and the parts of...

    Drawing, Illustration, Image, Manuscript

    This collection of coloured drawings of different postures practised by Hata yogis contains 84 recognised 'asanas' and 2...

  • Ethiopic Version of a Christianised story of the B...

    Manuscript

    Bärälam Wäyəwasəf (በረላም፡ ወይዋስፍ) is a Christianised, Ethiopic version of the Barlaam and Josaphat narrative, comprising t...

  • Extracts from the Tipitaka

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    An 19th-century funeral or commemoration book. About the manuscript This Thai folding book (samut khoi) made from mul...

  • Gandharan Scrolls

    Scroll

    Birch bark scrolls, dating back to the 1st century CE, making them among the oldest surviving Buddhist manuscripts in th...

  • Japanese Lotus Sutra

    Scroll, Manuscript

    The Lotus Sūtra, known in Sanskrit as Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra or ‘Sūtra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Law,’ is one of ...

  • Mahabuddhaguna and other Buddhist texts

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    An 18th-century manuscript from Thailand, outlining the virtues of the Buddha. The manuscript The manuscript from centr...

  • Mandala drawing

    Drawing

    Mandala drawing in ink on paper by Rajbir Citrakar (fl. 1820–1844), copied from a painting on cloth. What is a mandala?...

  • Manuscript chest

    Object

    This decorated wooden chest for a Kammavaca manuscript dates back to the 19th century and was made in north Thailand. ...

  • One hundred seated images of Amida Nyorai

    Woodblock printed sheet

    This votive prayer sheet, printed in Japan at the beginning of the 12th century, contains one hundred images of Amitābha...

  • Pancaraksa

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, a fine calligraphic copy in the Rañjanā script written in gold ink on black paper with ten minia...

  • Perfection of Wisdom Sutra

    Manuscript

    Two leaves from early West-Tibetan ‘Perfection of Wisdom’ manuscripts. What is the ‘Perfection of Wisdom’? The ‘Perfect...

  • Phra Malai and Abhidhamma extracts

    Manuscript

    Extracts from the Abhidhamma and the legend of Phra Mālai in Thai language in Khmer script. The manuscript This manuscri...

  • Printed copy of the Diamond Sutra

    Scroll, Woodblock printed scroll

    This copy of the Diamond Sūtra in Chinese language, complete with a beautifully illustrated frontispiece, is the world's...

  • Printed Prayer Sheet

    Woodblock printed sheet

    A 10th-century printed prayer sheet with an illustration of Amitābha Buddha. What is it? Many rectangular prayer sheets...