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  • 17th-century depiction of the Holy Shrine of Mecca

    Illumination Created date: 1500–1699

    The Haram at Mecca with the Kaʻbah in the centre, from a manuscript of Futūḥ al-Ḥaramayn, a poetical description of the...

  • Barcelona Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination Created date: 14th Century

    A highly illuminated medieval Spanish Hagadah. What is the Hagadah? The Hagadah (plural Hagadot), which literally mean...

  • Depiction of Constantinople, from Christoforo Buon...

    Illumination, View Created date: 1482

    Prominent among the buildings shown in this Arundel Manuscript view of Constantinople are the domed St Sophia (Hagia Sop...

  • Karaite Book of Exodus

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: estimated 10th century CE

    This important 10th-century CE Karaite Book of Exodus was endowed with exquisite carpet pages decorated with stylised fl...

  • Megilat Ester, Or 13028

    Manuscript, Scroll, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 16th century CE

    The Book of Esther forms part of Ketuvim (Writings) which is the third section of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible. A short b...

  • Megilat Ester, Or 4670

    Manuscript, Scroll, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 18th century CE

    The Book of Esther forms part of Ketuvim (Writings) which is the third section of the Tanakh, or Hebrew Bible. A short b...

  • Ovid’s Metamorphoses

    Manuscript, Illustration, Image, Illumination Created date: late 15th century

    The miniature on this page shows a scene from the tale of Pyramus and Thisbe and their forbidden love: Thisbe finds the...

  • Prayer book (siddur)

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1469 CE

    One of the most important liturgical compilations in Judaism is the siddur (from the Hebrew root sdr meaning order). It...

  • The Brother Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1350-1374 CE

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The Duke of Sussex Bible

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1350-1374 CE

    Micrography is an original and charming expression of Jewish art dating back to the early Middle Ages still practised to...

  • The Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1300–1324

    This page of the Duke of Sussex's German Pentateuch shows the kind of marginal decoration often painted in Hebrew mediev...

  • The Duke of Sussex's Portuguese Pentateuch

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1475–1499

    Jews enjoyed a rich cultural life in 15th-century Portugal, as is demonstrated by this fine manuscript. It is one of onl...

  • The Golden Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination Created date: c. 1320-1330

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The Hispano-Moresque Haggadah

    Manuscript, Illumination, Illuminated manuscript Created date: 1275–1324

    The haggadah is the service book used in Jewish households on Passover Eve to celebrate the Israelites' deliverance from...

  • The Lisbon Bible

    Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illumination Created date: 1483

    The Lisbon Bible is the most accomplished dated codex (a manuscript in book form rather than a scroll) of the Portuguese...