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  • Album of Baha’i calligraphy

    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...

  • Baha’i ‘Revelation’ Writing

    Manuscript Created date: late 19th century

    A collection of ‘revelation writing’, made under the direction of Baha’u’llah. What is ‘revelation writing’? As Baha’u’...

  • Banarasa-vilasa, Jain religious poetry

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    An anthology of Jain Digambara religious poetry. What is the manuscript? The Banārasī-vilāsa is a collection of philoso...

  • Charles Booth's London Poverty Map

    Map, Image

    Charles Booth, a shipowner, sought to refute socialist allegations that a quarter of London’s population lived in povert...

  • Christmas card with picture of tea leaves

    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...

  • Cigarette Cards depicting soldiers of the West Ind...

    Cigarette card Created date: c. 1890s

    These cigarette cards, and others such as Philips cigarettes, were typical collectors items at the turn of the 20th cent...

  • Collection of rules for Buddhist monks

    Manuscript Created date: 19th century

    This palm leaf manuscript contains Bhikkhu Patimokkha and Bhikkhuni Patimokkha (rules to be obeyed in communities of mon...

  • Coloured illustrations of Buddhist heavens and hel...

    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...

  • Delius: A Southern Night

    Manuscript Created date: ca. 1896

    This sketch for an orchestral work that was never completed represents one of Delius’s earliest attempts to work with th...

  • Enigma Variations by Elgar

    Musical score Created date: 1898-99

    Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations on an Original Theme was one of the first works to bring this English composer to publi...

  • Eventail Cycliste

    Map Created date: 1898

    This fan, designed for cyclists, carries a street map of Paris, map of the environs of the city, and, on the reverse, a ...

  • Extracts from the Tipitaka

    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...

  • Jagannath Puri temple

    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...

  • Jewish marriage-ring

    Object Created date: 16th–19th century

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

  • Leaflet advertising Clowes & Tiller's Marionettes

    Advertisement, Ephemera

    Leaflet advertising Clowes & Tiller's Marionettes performing Maria Martin or The Murder in the Red Barn, and the New Com...