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  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration

    This is one of 12 miniatures from a manuscript of Hindu rituals and devotional tracts. The manuscript is written in the...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 18th century

    Manuscript

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

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript

    An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...

  • Duomo and Piazza San Martino, Lucca by Bernardo Be...

    Drawing, Pen and Ink over Pencil

    This is one of five views of Lucca formerly believed to be by Canaletto (1697–1768), but attributed to his nephew Bellot...

  • Dutch Baroque gardens

    Book, View, Engraving, Hand colouring

    These views of Dutch country houses and gardens form three volumes of an atlas devoted to the Netherlands. It was put to...

  • Early 18th century Ottoman munseat

    Manuscript

    The İnşā’-i a‘là belongs to a common genre of literature in the Ottoman Empire called münşeat. These works includ...

  • Haftarot for Passover

    Manuscript

    The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...

  • Jain diagram Two and a Half Continents, Adhai-dvip...

    Manuscript, Map

    Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object

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

  • Laurence Sterne's holy orders

    Manuscript

    The first volumes of Tristram Shandy were printed anonymously in York in 1759, but it soon emerged that the writer of t...

  • Le Cours de l'Arve, contenant le plan des glaciere...

    Etching, View

    The finely detailed map of the Chamonix valley (the first to be produced, though inaccurate and imprecise) includes an e...

  • Lucca Cathedral from the Palazzo dell'Arcivescovad...

    Drawing, Pen and Ink over Pencil

    This is one of five views of Lucca formerly believed to be by Canaletto (1697–1768), but attributed to his nephew Bellot...

  • Lucca Cathedral from the south-east

    Drawing, Pen and Ink over Pencil

    This is one of five views of Lucca formerly believed to be by Canaletto (1697–1768), but attributed to his nephew Bellot...

  • Oxford

    Watercolour, View

    This watercolour was used as an extra-illustration to Walter Thornbury’s Life of Turner, where Paul Sandby is described ...

  • Pamela by Samuel Richardson

    Book, Illustration, Image

    Pamela, an epistolary novel by Samuel Richardson, was first published in 1740. Its popularity is often credited with la...