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  • 13th-century English Book of Hours

    Manuscript

    An early Book of Hours from England. Popular in the late Middle Ages and the early Renaissance, Books of Hours were pra...

  • 17th-century depiction of the Holy Shrine of Mecca

    Illumination

    The Haram at Mecca with the Kaʻbah in the centre, from a manuscript of Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn, a poetical description of the...

  • A Sufi biographical dictionary, the Majalis al-'us...

    Manuscript

    A deluxe copy of the Majālis al-ʻushshāq (‘Assemblies of lovers’), a collection of seventy-six biographies of Sufi saint...

  • A Tantric Ritual Manual

    Manuscript

    This Tibetan Buddhist manuscript provides instructions for tantric meditation practice. These practices include visuali...

  • Album of images of Hindu deities

    Manuscript, Drawing, Watercolour, Illustration

    This album is one of two volumes that contain botanical paintings, intricate line drawings and vibrant watercolours of H...

  • An Ottoman Ruzname

    Manuscript, Scroll

    The Rūznāme is a rare example of a manuscript scroll originating in the Ottoman Empire. Although it accounts for the Hij...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bedford Hours

    Manuscript

    A lavishly illuminated Book of Hours, gifted to Henry VI by the Duke and Duchess of Bedford. The Bedford Hours is regar...

  • 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...

  • Book of the Constellations of the Fixed Stars

    Manuscript

    An illustrated manuscript detailing the constellations. What is in the manuscript? The manuscript contains an illustrat...

  • De Lisle Psalter

    Manuscript

    Taken from the De Lisle Psalter, this illustration tells the moral story The Three Living and the Three Dead in which th...

  • Depiction of the holy cities of Mecca and Medina

    Manuscript

    A copy of the Dala’il al-khayrat (Guide to Goodness), a devotional prayer book made up of a compilation of blessings on ...

  • 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...

  • Dunois Hours

    Manuscript

    A highly decorated French Book of Hours, commissioned by Jean d’Orléans (d. 1471), Count of Dunois. Among the bo...