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Advertisement, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
These advertisements from the middle of the 18th century highlight the popularity of ready-to-eat street food (as seen b...
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...
Painting, Artwork, Image
David Garrick (1717–1779) was a hugely influential British actor, playwright and theatre manager. He rose to fame after ...
An illustrated version of the Devī Māhātmya (‘Glorification of the Goddess’), describing the Goddess Durgā’s battle agai...
Directions to Servants in General is a satirical parody of the conduct book genre by Jonathan Swift. It was written in t...
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...
The İnşā’-i a‘là belongs to a common genre of literature in the Ottoman Empire called münşeat. These works includ...
The manuscript contains Haftarot (singular Haftarah) for the Passover festival. What is Haftarah? Haftarah is a selected...
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...
The first volumes of Tristram Shandy were printed anonymously in York in 1759, but it soon emerged that the writer of t...
This watercolour was used as an extra-illustration to Walter Thornbury’s Life of Turner, where Paul Sandby is described ...
A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...
An 18th-century registry of circumcisions, including instructions for the service. Circumcision in Judaism Circumcision...