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  • A Chinese-Tibetan manuscript of the Lankavatara Su...

    Manuscript, Concertina Created date: 800–850

    This concertina manuscript contains a Chinese commentary on the Laṅkāvatāra Sūtra, with the text of the sūtra also writt...

  • A Tantric Ritual Manual

    Manuscript Created date: 900–1000

    This Tibetan Buddhist manuscript provides instructions for tantric meditation practice. These practices include visuali...

  • Booklet of the Avalokitesvara Sutra

    Booklet, Manuscript Created date: c. 10th century

    This booklet is one of the thousands of copies of the Lotus Sūtra that were found in Dunhuang. The scripture, which is o...

  • Chinese album of the Life of the Buddha

    Chinese woodblock printed book Created date: 1808

    A woodblock-printed work depicting and describing scenes from the life of the Buddha, including beautiful hand-coloured...

  • 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...

  • Drawings demonstrating yoga poses and the parts of...

    Drawing, Illustration, Image, Manuscript Created date: Beginning of the 19th century

    This collection of coloured drawings of different postures practised by Hata yogis contains 84 recognised 'asanas' and 2...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • Mahabuddhaguna and other Buddhist texts

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: 1750–1800

    An 18th-century manuscript from Thailand, outlining the virtues of the Buddha. The manuscript The manuscript from centr...

  • Mandala drawing

    Drawing

    Mandala drawing in ink on paper by Rajbir Citrakar (fl. 1820–1844), copied from a painting on cloth. What is a mandala?...

  • One hundred seated images of Amida Nyorai

    Woodblock printed sheet

    This votive prayer sheet, printed in Japan at the beginning of the 12th century, contains one hundred images of Amitābha...

  • Phra Malai and Abhidhamma extracts

    Manuscript Created date: 1849

    Extracts from the Abhidhamma and the legend of Phra Mālai in Thai language in Khmer script. The manuscript This manuscri...

  • Printed Prayer Sheet

    Woodblock printed sheet Created date: c. 10th century

    A 10th-century printed prayer sheet with an illustration of Amitābha Buddha. What is it? Many rectangular prayer sheets...

  • Scenes from the Life of Buddha (part 1)

    Manuscript, Paper folding book Created date: Mid 19th century

    The scenes in this Burmese paper folding book depict begin with the Bodhisatta as Sumeda and Dipankara Buddha, include s...

  • Scenes from the Life of Buddha (part 2)

    Paper folding book, Manuscript Created date: Mid 19th century

    The illustrations in this Burmese paper folding book depict the last year of the Buddha’s life. What is depicted here? ...