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Manuscript Created date: early 19th – early 20th century
An album of Baha’i calligraphy including childhood calligraphic exercises by Baha’u’llah and tablets by Baha’u’llah copi...
Manuscript Created date: 19th century
An anthology of Jain Digambara religious poetry. What is the manuscript? The Banārasī-vilāsa is a collection of philoso...
During the 1850s the fashion for huge skirts for women, supported by hoops and crinolines, grew. Uncomfortable and impra...
Broadside, Ephemera, Illustration, Image
This ballad sheet is typical of the verses published in commemoration of the many maritime tragedies and accidents that...
Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 1800-1870
The image shows a scene with horses and deer from Buddha’s last birth tale, Vessantara Jātaka, showing Prince Vessantara...
Philatelic item - Stamp Created date: 1885-63
Before South Africa was unified in 1910 the colony of Cape of Good Hope issued its own stamps, including the famous tria...
Manuscript Created date: estimated 1850-70
This is an original sketch by Charles Dickens for a reading desk, which was created for his famous reading tours. In the...
Card, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 19th century
Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...
Manuscript Created date: 19th century
This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...
Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Image Created date: 19th century
A folding book manuscript in 59 folds made in Upper Burma. It has tooled leather covers with paper labels dated Manadala...
Manuscript, Paper folding book Created date: 19th century
A 19th-century Burmese folding book manuscript. What does it show? This manuscript contains images of eight festivals in...
Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 19th century
An 19th-century funeral or commemoration book. About the manuscript This Thai folding book (samut khoi) made from mul...
Letter Created date: 1859
Michael Faraday (1791 - 1867) established the field of electromagnetism and invented the electric motor, transformer and...
Wood, Carved Created date: Before 1859
Ifá divination is a Yoruba religious practice with its centre in south-western Nigeria. The word Ifá refer...
Cloth, Painting Created date: 19th century
A superb example of the Odisha tradition of painting on cloth (patha chitra). What is depicted in it? This painting fea...