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  • 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...

  • Codex Sinaiticus

    Manuscript Created date: 2nd quarter of the 4th century–3rd quarter of the 4th century

    Despite its rather austere appearance, Codex Sinaiticus is a treasure beyond price. Produced in the middle of the 4th ce...

  • 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

    Manuscript Created date: 1433

    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 Created date: c. 1540–1541

    Written and illuminated in 1540 by an emigré from the court of the French king Francis I, King Henry VIII’s Psalt...

  • Jain Mandala

    Object Created date: perhaps 19th century

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

  • King James Bible, 1611

    Printed Book, Book

    The King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible remains the most widely published text in the English language. It w...

  • Life of the Buddha

    Manuscript, Image, Illustration, Paper folding book Created date: 19th century

    This folding book is the third part of an illustrated account of the Buddha's life, beginning with his departure from co...

  • Lindisfarne Gospels

    Manuscript Created date: c. 700

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

  • Mr Liu and his wife ascend to the clouds

    Manuscript Created date: 1750

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

  • Olam Sefirot

    Manuscript, Scroll Created date: 16th century CE

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

  • Ramayana

    Manuscript, Illustration Created date: 1649–1652

    The epic poem Ramayana was first composed by Valmiki in the middle of the first millennium.  It tells the story of Rama...

  • Rani Jindan prayer book

    Manuscript Created date: 1828–30

    This Sikh manuscript was the personal prayer book of the Maharani. It was prepared between 1828 and 1830 for Rani Jindan...

  • St Cuthbert Gospel

    Manuscript Created date: Early 8th century

    The St Cuthbert Gospel is a small copy of the Gospel of St John. It is the earliest European book with an original, inta...

  • Sultan Baybars' Qur'an

    Manuscript Created date: 1304

    This seven-volume Qur'an was produced in Cairo for the Mamluk Sultan Baybars by the calligrapher Muhammad ibn al-Wahid a...