Collection items

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  • A view of the canal, Chinese Building, Rotundo, &c...

    Etching, Engraving, View

    Pleasure gardens were the great melting pots of 18th-century society and centres for public entertainment. First opened...

  • 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...

  • Collected Tantras of the Ancient Tradition

    Manuscript

    A copy of the Collected Tantras of the Ancients. What is the Collected Tantras of the Ancients? The Tibetan Buddhist ‘S...

  • Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna

    Engraving, View

    Giuseppe Vasi's Delle magnificenze di Roma antica e moderna

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript

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

  • 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...

  • Mahabuddhaguna and other Buddhist texts

    Paper folding book, Manuscript

    An 18th-century manuscript from Thailand, outlining the virtues of the Buddha. The manuscript The manuscript from centr...

  • Oxford

    Watercolour, View

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

  • Polyglot Psalter

    Manuscript

    A Hebrew psalm-book with parallel Greek, Latin and English translations. What are Psalms? The Book of Psalms (in Hebrew...

  • Register of circumcisions

    Manuscript

    An 18th-century registry of circumcisions, including instructions for the service. Circumcision in Judaism Circumcision...

  • Reproduction of bust of Sir Robert Cotton

    Object

    Sir Robert Cotton (1570-1631) deserves attention as the former owner of two of the four surviving copies of the 1215 Mag...