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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...

  • Elephant song: Ju/’hoan (San) healing dance from N...

    Sound recording

    Recording of a group of Ju/’hoan (San or Bushmen) as they perform an ‘elephant song’ healing dance. Such rituals use mus...

  • Ethiopic Bible

    Manuscript

    Unlike the King James Bible, which contains 66 books, the Ethiopic Bible comprises a total of 84 books and includes some...

  • 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...

  • Extract from a Dinka Twic Rek Men prayer song from...

    Sound recording

    Recording of a Dinka prayer song. Whilst the Dinka have a belief in a single God, who sits at the apex of a spiritual hi...

  • 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...

  • Ifá divination board

    Wood, Carved

    Ifá divination is a Yoruba religious practice with its centre in south-western Nigeria. The word Ifá refer...

  • 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...