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  • 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 Four Gospels

    Manuscript

    The Four Gospels in Ge’ez. The Ethiopian Bible, language and script A language of the Semitic branch, Ethiopian employs ...

  • 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...

  • Great Bible

    Manuscript

    With pages measuring over half a metre (two feet) tall, this volume is the largest manuscript Bible within the British L...

  • Haftarot for Passover

    Manuscript

    The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...

  • Hagiographa

    Manuscript

    Codex of Ketuvim (‘Writings’, the third division of the Hebrew Bible), in Hebrew, Aramaic and Judeo-Arabic. The transla...

  • Harley Trilingual Psalter

    Manuscript

    Containing the text of the psalms in parallel Greek, Latin, and Arabic versions, the Harley Trilingual Psalter bears elo...

  • Illustrated Life of Jesus in Chinese

    Chinese woodblock printed book

    This book contains fifty-six woodblock-printed illustrations of the life of Jesus, each of them with an explanation in C...

  • Japheth ben Ali ha-Levi's Commentary on Joshua

    Manuscript

    A 15th-century copy of the commentary on Joshua by the famed Karaite biblical commentator – Japheth ben Ali ha-Levi (liv...

  • King James Bible, 1611

    Printed book, Book

    The King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible remains the most widely published text in the English language. It w...

  • Kurma, the Tortoise avatar of Vishnu

    Watercolour

    An 18th-century painting of Samudramanthana, ‘the churning of the ocean’, one of the most important creation myths.The m...

  • Mahabharatam

    Manuscript

    The Udyoga Parvan is one chapter of the Sanskrit Mahābhāratā, translated by Tuñcattŭ Eḻuttacchan into a famous Ma...

  • Matsya, the Fish avatara of Vishnu

    Watercolour

    An 18th-century painting of Matsya avatāra, shown defeating the demon Śankhāsura. As sustainer of the universe, Vishnu...

  • Mewar Ramayana

    Manuscript

    One of the world's most beautiful Rāmāyaṇa manuscripts prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdo...

  • Narasimha, the Man-Lion avatar of Vishnu

    Watercolour

    A Kalighat painting of Narasiṃha, the Man-Lion avatar of Vishnu, shown disembowelling the demon king Hiraṇyakaśhipu. As...