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  • A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 17th century

    A 17th-century Ashkenaz Torah Scroll. What is the Torah Scroll? The Torah Scroll is the holiest object in Judaism. It i...

  • A Buddhist scroll with illustrated cover

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 943 CE

    This very long scroll was copied in the mid-10th century for a Buddhist patron, who requested long life for himself and...

  • An Ottoman Ruzname

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: c. 1850

    The Rūznāme is a rare example of a manuscript scroll originating in the Ottoman Empire. Although it accounts for the Hij...

  • Arma Christi prayer roll

    Manuscript, Scroll, Vellum roll Created date: 2nd quarter of the fifteenth century

    One of ten surviving late-medieval rolls containing the Middle English prayer-poem ‘O Vernicle’. The prayer-poem ‘O V...

  • Armenian Prayer Scroll

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: c. 1655

    Armenian Prayer Scroll

  • Chapter 25 of the Lotus sutra

    Scroll

    An illustrated text of Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra. Commonly known in Japanese as the Kannon-gyo, this popular sutra w...

  • Chinese Buddhist sutra on indigo-dyed paper

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This fragment of the Mahāparinirvāṇa-sūtra is an early example of the tradition of writing fine manuscripts in metallic...

  • Chinese Torah – Kaifeng Torah

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: c. 1643–1663

    This scroll was specially prepared for one of the farthest flung and most remarkable religious communities of history: t...

  • Decorative copy of the Heart Sutra in Chinese

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: 9th–10th century

    This Perfection of Wisdom sūtra, commonly called the Heart Sūtra, expounds the fundamental emptiness of all things. It i...

  • Gandharan Scrolls

    Scroll Created date: 1st century CE

    Birch bark scrolls, dating back to the 1st century CE, making them among the oldest surviving Buddhist manuscripts in th...

  • Henry VIII's prayer roll

    Scroll, Prayer book, Manuscript, Manuscript, Illuminated manuscript, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 1485–1509

    Owned by Henry VIII as a young man, this is one of the finest surviving late medieval prayer rolls. The manuscript Meas...

  • Japanese Lotus Sutra

    Scroll, Manuscript Created date: c. 1636

    The Lotus Sūtra, known in Sanskrit as Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra or ‘Sūtra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Law,’ is one of ...

  • Megilat Ester, Add MS 11831

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 17th 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 1047

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 17th 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 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...