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  • Baoli of Amar Das


    A black and white photograph of the façade and dome of the bāolī or stepwell adjacent to the main Gurdwara establ...

  • Chinese Torah – Kaifeng Torah

    Manuscript, Scroll

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

  • Codex Sinaiticus


    Codex Sinaiticus is a priceless treasure. Copied around the middle of the fourth century, in the south-eastern Mediterra...

  • Ethiopic Bible


    Unlike the King James Bible, which contains 66 books, the Ethiopic Bible comprises a total of 84 books and includes some...

  • Gutenberg Bible

    Printed book

    Johann Gutenberg’s Bible is probably the most famous Bible in the world. It is the earliest full-scale work printed in E...

  • Hajj pilgrimage certificate


    This beautiful scroll from the 15th century commemorates the hajj – the pilgrimage to Mecca – by a woman called Maymunah...

  • Henry VIII’s Psalter

    Illuminated manuscript

    Commissioned by King Henry VIII, this Psalter (Book of Psalms) is the most sumptuous production of the French scribe and...

  • Jain Mandala


    A mandala is a sacred religious image, usually in the form of complex concentric circles. This mandala is from the Jain...

  • Janam-sakhī



  • Lindisfarne Gospels


    The Lindisfarne Gospels has long been acclaimed as the most spectacular manuscript to survive from Anglo-Saxon England....

  • Mewar Ramayana


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

  • Mr Liu and his wife ascend to the clouds


    This lavish album from 1750 is written in gold text on a bright blue background, with pictures illustrating the magical...

  • Olam Sefirot

    Manuscript, Scroll

    Kabbalah, also spelled Qabalah or Cabala, is the term traditionally used to describe the mystic and secret teachings in...

  • Sarvasiddhantattvacudamani


    The Sarvasiddhāntattvacūḍāmaṇi or ‘Crest-jewel of the Essence of all Systems of Astronomy’, is a comparison in Sanskrit ...

  • Scenes from the Life of the Buddha

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration, Paper folding book

    The 19th-century Burmese illustrated manuscript is on the early life of the Buddha, from his resolve to depart from his...