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

    Illumination Created date: 1500–1699

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

  • A 17th century textbook on comparative religion

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    What is the work about? This important 17th-century encyclopaedia, the Dabistān-i Maz̲āhib (‘School of Religions’) can b...

  • A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 17th century

    A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll is the holiest object in Judaism. It i...

  • A guide book for pilgrims, including a 17th-centur...

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    A 17th-century copy of the Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn, a poetical description of the holy shrines of Mecca and Medina and the rit...

  • A Treatise of Spousals by Henry Swinburne, 1686

    Book, Quarto

    This book tries to untangle the knotty question of marriage law in early 17th-century England. It was written by the ecc...

  • A view of the Bay of Bantry

    Watercolour, Pen and Ink, View Created date: about 1680-90

    Bantry Bay is located on the Atlantic coast of County Cork, Ireland. It is a deep, large and sheltered natural bay, with...

  • 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 ...

  • Broadside Ballad 'The True Lovers Knot Untied'

    Broadside ballad, Ephemera, Woodcut, Illustration, Image

    This 17th-century broadside ballad tells the true story of Lady Arbella Stuart's (1575–1615) ill-fated marriage to Will...

  • Engraving of Plato

    Print, Engraving, Illustration, Image

    This is an image of the ancient Greek philosopher Plato (c.429 –347 BC), whose text The Symposium informs the themes of ...

  • Ethiopic Four Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

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

  • Etruscan alphabet from inscriptions

    Manuscript Created date: 1552-1717

    Greek colonists took the alphabet to Italy, where the Etruscans changed it to suit their needs. These 16th-century notes...

  • Illuminated manuscript of the Divine Liturgies

    Manuscript Created date: 1600

    The three Divine Liturgies, those of St John Chrysostom, St Basil of Caesarea, and of the Presanctified Gifts (tradition...

  • Ingestre Hall from Robert Plot's The Natural Histo...

    Engraving, View Created date: 1686

    This engraving by Dutch born engraver Michael Burghers shows Ingestre Hall, and was published as an illustration to Robe...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object Created date: 16th–19th century

    This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...

  • John Ray's A Book of Fishes

    Book, Manuscript, Drawing, Illustration Created date: c 1686

    John Ray (1628-1705) was a naturalist, philosopher and theologian. Ray’s main innovation in the field of taxonomy was th...