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  • Album of Baha’i calligraphy

    Manuscript

    An album of Baha’i calligraphy including childhood calligraphic exercises by Baha’u’llah and tablets by Baha’u’llah copi...

  • An Abhidhamma commentary

    Manuscript, Paper folding book

    Paper folding book with lavishly decorated covers containing the Saṅkhāra bhājanī, a commentary on the Abhidhamma, also ...

  • An early Kufic Qur’an

    Manuscript

    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...

  • An illustrated Videvdad Sadah

    Manuscript

    The Videvdād Sādah (or Vendidād sādah as it is often referred to), is a liturgical text in Avestan, based on the Zoroast...

  • Anne Boleyn’s Book of Hours

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Manuscript annotation

    An opulent object, with nearly fifty illustrations, this Book of Hours once belonged to Anne Boleyn (d. 1536), King Henr...

  • Arma Christi prayer roll

    Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll

    One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...

  • Armenian Gospel book

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript

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

  • Baha’i ‘Revelation’ Writing

    Manuscript

    A collection of ‘revelation writing’, made under the direction of Baha’u’llah. What is ‘revelation writing’? As Baha’u’...

  • Baha’u’llah’s letter to Queen Victoria

    Printed book

    A volume containing Tablets revealed by Baha’u’llah. Who was Baha’u’llah? Mirza Husayn ‘Ali Nuri (1817–1892), known as B...

  • Banarasa-vilasa, Jain religious poetry

    Manuscript

    An anthology of Jain Digambara religious poetry. What is the manuscript? The Banārasī-vilāsa is a collection of philoso...

  • Barcelona Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination

    A highly illuminated medieval Spanish Hagadah. What is the Hagadah? The Hagadah (plural Hagadot), which literally mean...

  • Beaufort Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    The Beaufort/Beauchamp Hours is a composite volume of parts made at different times. It evolved into its present form du...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript

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

  • Bhagavad Gita, 19th century

    Manuscript

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

  • Bhagavata Purana

    Manuscript

    A fine copy of the Bhāgavata Purāṇa in Sanskrit with thirty-two full-page illustrations in the South Eastern Rajasthani...