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An 18th-century Kanjur. What is the Kanjur? The Kanjur (bka' 'gyur) is a corpus of collected teachings of the Buddha, t...
Alexander Pope’s version of The Iliad – Homer’s Greek epic poem – was drafted on scraps of paper, often using the back...
Etching, Engraving, View
It was common practice in early modern printmaking to repurpose existing engravings. This print of the inner courtyard o...
Image, Manuscript, Illustration
This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...
A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...
An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...
The İnşā’-i a‘là belongs to a common genre of literature in the Ottoman Empire called münşeat. These works includ...
Greek colonists took the alphabet to Italy, where the Etruscans changed it to suit their needs. These 16th-century notes...
Pen and ink
This ink drawing in the King’s Topographical Collection depicts a small statue of the Roman god Mercury found in Colches...
The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...
Musical score, Manuscript
George Frideric Handel (1685–1759) settled in London in the autumn of 1712. His ‘Birthday Ode for Queen Anne’ represents...
Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...
This elaborate Jewish marriage-ring has a delicate pattern of twisted gold threads and bright enamel flowers. The ring f...
In 1712, the English language, according to the satirist Jonathan Swift, was in chaos. He outlined his complaints in thi...
This remarkable collection of letters comprises the correspondence between Daniel Defoe and Robert Harley, first Earl o...