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  • 10th-century Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    Probably copied in Egypt, this 10th-century Qur’an is written in Eastern kufic script on vellum. The manuscript The desi...

  • 11th-century Qur'an from Iraq or Persia

    Manuscript Created date: 11th century

    This elegant, detailed Qur’an is one of the earliest dated examples of naskhi script. What is special this script? This...

  • 14th-century Mamluk Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 1300–1399

    This 14th-century Qur’an from Egypt. The manuscript This Qur’an is written in muhaqqaq script, with ornamental chapter ...

  • 17th-century Chinese Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    This 17th-century Chinese Qur’an shows how Islamic styles of calligraphy and illumination were combined with local style...

  • A Ketubah from India

    Manuscript, Ketubah, marriage contract Created date: 1888

    A Ketubbah is a marriage contract traditionally given to a Jewish bride on her wedding day. It specifies the husband's f...

  • A volume of the Shelkar Kanjur

    Manuscript Created date: 1712

    An 18th-century Kanjur. What is the Kanjur? The Kanjur (bka' 'gyur) is a corpus of collected teachings of the Buddha, t...

  • Afghan ketubah, 19th century

    Manuscript, Ketubah, marriage contract Created date: 1889

    The tradition of the ketubah (a Jewish marriage contract) dates back 2000 years, making it one of the earliest documents...

  • Alphonso Psalter

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Parchment Codex Created date: c. 1284–1316

    This manuscript was begun for Prince Alphonso (b. 1273, d. 1284), son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile, who was betrot...

  • An early Kufic Qur’an

    Manuscript Created date: c. 850

    This copy of the Qur’an in an early kufic script is most likely from the 9th century. Like earlier Qur’ans it was writte...

  • Atthakatha

    Manuscript Created date: 1756

    Sinhalese manuscript containing bi-lingual Aṭṭhakathā (commentaries), which also includes a translation in Sinhalese lan...

  • Booklet of the Avalokitesvara Sutra

    Booklet, Manuscript Created date: c. 10th century

    This booklet is one of the thousands of copies of the Lotus Sūtra that were found in Dunhuang. The scripture, which is o...

  • Burney Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 10th-12th century

    This beautifully illuminated copy of the Greek Gospels was created in two stages. The text was copied out in the 2nd hal...

  • Chinese Buddhist sutra on indigo-dyed paper

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This fragment of the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra is an early example of the tradition of writing fine manuscripts in metallic...

  • Codex Alexandrinus

    Manuscript Created date: 5th century

    Copied in the 5th century, Codex Alexandrinus is one of the three early Greek manuscripts that preserve both the Old and...

  • Collected Tantras of the Ancient Tradition

    Manuscript Created date: c. 1755

    A copy of the Collected Tantras of the Ancients. What is the Collected Tantras of the Ancients? The Tibetan Buddhist ‘S...