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  • 14th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript Created date: 1375–1425

    This is a manuscript copy of the ‘Wycliffite Bible’ – the first complete copy of the Bible in the English language. Why...

  • 15th-century Wycliffite Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: Early 15th century

    A manuscript containing the Later Version of the Middle English translation of the Bible produced by followers of the re...

  • A Buddhist scroll with illustrated cover

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 943 CE

    This very long scroll was copied in the mid-10th century for a Buddhist patron, who requested long life for himself and...

  • A Chinese-Tibetan manuscript of the Lankavatara Su...

    Manuscript, Concertina Created date: 800–850

    This concertina manuscript contains a Chinese commentary on the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra, with the text of the sūtra also writt...

  • Armenian Gospel book

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1608

    A lavish copy of the Gospels in Armenian, made in the Persian capital of Isfahan, in 1608. When did Christianity spread ...

  • Atthakatha

    Manuscript Created date: 1756

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

  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

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

  • Bhagavad Gita, 19th century

    Manuscript Created date: 1824

    A fine version of the Bhagavad Gītā, the most revered text of Hinduism, from the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Why...

  • Book of Syriac Orthodox Doctrine

    Manuscript Created date: 1696

    The Minārat al-aqdās is a translation of a 13th-century Syriac work titled Menarat Qúdše (Lamp of the Sanc...

  • Catechism in the Kikongo language

    Printed book

    This is a catechism – a summary of Christian teaching. It is in Portuguese and Kikongo, the language of the independent ...

  • Decorative copy of the Heart Sutra in Chinese

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

    This Perfection of Wisdom sūtra, commonly called the Heart Sūtra, expounds the fundamental emptiness of all things. It i...

  • Depiction of a procession during the Buddhist Thad...

    Manuscript, Paper folding book Created date: 19th century

    A 19th-century Burmese folding book manuscript. What does it show? This manuscript contains images of eight festivals in...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    An illustrated palm-leaf manuscript of the Devī Māhātmya, a devotional text in praise of Durgā. Made in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

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

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

    Woodblock printed sheet Created date: 1758–1773

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