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  • Scenes from the Life of Buddha (part 1)

    Manuscript, Paper folding book

    The scenes in this Burmese paper folding book depict begin with the Bodhisatta as Sumeda and Dipankara Buddha, include s...

  • Scenes from the Life of Buddha (part 2)

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    The illustrations in this Burmese paper folding book depict the last year of the Buddha’s life. What is depicted here? ...

  • Scenes from the Life of the Buddha

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration, Paper folding book

    The 19th-century Burmese illustrated manuscript is on the early life of the Buddha, from his resolve to depart from his...

  • 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...

  • Sutra of Filial Piety

    Book

    Korean woodblock book, printed during the 16th century. The text of the Sutra of Filial Piety was composed in China and...

  • Sutra of the Perfection of Wisdom in 100,000 Lines

    Manuscript

    This manuscript, now incomplete, would have originally possessed some 1,000 folios. It contains the Śatasāhasrikā Praj&n...

  • 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...

  • 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 First Sermon

    Manuscript

    A Burmese manuscript of Dhammacakkappattana Sutta in Pāli (Burmese script). What is the manuscript like? This manuscrip...

  • The Garland Sutra

    Manuscript

    This finely decorated Korean manuscript contains Volume 32 of the Buddhist scripture called the Avataṃsaka-sūtra, in San...

  • The Knox Lalitavistara

    Manuscript

    A finely illustrated version of one of the most popular stories of Buddha’s life. What is the Lalitavistara Sūtra? The ...

  • The Life and songs of a famous Tibetan Yogi

    Manuscript

    Illustrated manuscript of the Life and songs of the Yogi Milarepa.  Who was Milarepa? Milarepa (1040–1123) was one of th...

  • The Life of the Buddha

    Paper folding book

    A Burmese manuscript that illustrates the Buddha’s life after his Enlightenment. Scenes depicted begin with the story of...

  • 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...

  • The Narthang print of the Tenjur

    Manuscript

    An 18th-century copy of the Narthang Tenjur. What is the Tenjur? In the Tibetan Buddhist canon there are two primary co...