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  • 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...

  • A Zoroastrian discourse: The Menoy i khrad (‘Spiri...

    Manuscript Created date: 1521

    The Mēnōy i khrad (‘Spirit of Wisdom’), a Zoroastrian discourse. Text The Mēnōy i khrad (‘The Spirit of Wisdom’) is an e...

  • An illustration of Ganesh

    Image, Manuscript, Illustration Created date: c. 18th century

    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 Created date: 18th century

    A finely illustrated manuscript version of the Bhagavad Gītā, one of the most inspiring expressions of Hindu spiritualit...

  • Bhagavad Gita, 19th century

    Manuscript Created date: 1824

    A fine version of the Bhagavad Gītā, the most revered text of Hinduism, from the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Why...

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 18th century

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

  • Devi Mahatmya

    Manuscript Created date: 16th century

    An illustrated palm-leaf manuscript of the Devī Māhātmya, a devotional text in praise of Durgā. Made in Bhaktapur, Nepal...

  • Dharanis transcribed in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian...

    Woodblock printed sheet Created date: 1758–1773

    A multi-volume anthology of dhāraṇīs, transliterated in Manchu, Chinese, Mongolian and Tibetan. The Anthology The Qing...

  • Jain diagram Two and a Half Continents, Adhai-dvip...

    Manuscript, Map Created date: 18th century

    Jains believe the universe is divided in three worlds: the heavens, the middle world and the hells. This is a traditiona...

  • Kalakacarya Katha; two sadhus

    Manuscript Created date: 17th century

    This manuscript of the Sanskrit version of the Kalaka legend was written in 'nagari' script in 1639 CE at Rajanagara, th...

  • Mahavira preaching from the Uttaradhyayana Sutra

    Manuscript Created date: Early 16th century

    The Uttaradhyayana Sutra is one of the most important sacred books of the Shvetambar Jains, who venerate its antiquity a...

  • Mewar Ramayana

    Manuscript Created date: 1649–1652

    One of the world's most beautiful Rāmāyaṇa manuscripts prepared for Maharana Jagat Singh, the ruler of the Rajput kingdo...

  • Pancaraksa

    Manuscript Created date: 1677 AD

    This manuscript, a fine calligraphic copy in the Rañjanā script written in gold ink on black paper with ten minia...

  • Rig-veda-Sanhita

    Printed Book

    This 1869 edition of the Rig Veda Samhita by Friedrich Max Müller is one of the earliest English translation of the Rig ...

  • Rigveda

    Manuscript Created date: 1495–1735

    The Rig Veda is one of the oldest and most important texts in the śruti tradition of Hinduism. What is the Rig Veda? Th...